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Mangrove Finch - BirdForum Opus

Photo by MFBraker
Galapagos, 2004
Camarhynchus heliobates


14 cm (5½ in)

  • Short, weak tail
  • Longish bill with arched culmen


Mangrove swamps of Galapagos Islands (Fernandina and Isabela)


This is a monotypic species[1].


Dense and tall mangrove forest.



Their diet consists mostly of insects and their larvae, particularly beetles and spiders.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2017)

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