small tree finch
galapagos small tree finch facts
Name: Small Tree Finch
Scientific Name: Camarhynchus parvulus
Length: 11 cm
Weight: 11-16 g
Category: Darwin Finches
Number of Species: 13
Endemic Species: 13
Darwin Finches, or Galapagos Finches, are small land birds with generally dull black, brown or olive, often streaky, plumage; short tails; and short, rounded wings. Their bills vary greatly in size and shape (a fact which was instrumental in inspiring Charles Darwin's thinking in relation to the theory of evolution - and hence the name given to this fascinating group of species).
The smallest of the tree finches with a small, rather stubby bill. ADULT MALE: Plumage similar to the other tree finches but underparts generally pale yellow with restricted amount of streaking on upper breast. FEMALE / IMMATURE: Upperparts grey-grown with very faint streaking. Underparts paler and virtually unstreaked.