galapagos
small tree finch

galapagos small tree finch facts

Name: Small Tree Finch
Family: Thraupidae
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).

Identification:
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.

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