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Subspecies pallidusPhoto by swiss7Santa Cruz, Galapagos, July, 2009
Subspecies pallidus
Photo by swiss7
Santa Cruz, Galapagos, July, 2009
Camarhynchus pallidus


[edit] Identification

15 cm. Sexes similar. Upperparts brown or olive-brown, with little streaking, underparts white with slight streaking on breast.

[edit] Distribution

Galapagos Islands.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • C. p. pallidus:
  • Galapagos Islands (Santiago, R√°bida, Seymour, Pinz√≥n, Santa Cruz, Floreana Islands)
  • C. p. productus:
  • Galapagos Islands (Isabela and Fernandina)
  • C. p. striatipecta:
  • San Crist√≥bal Isand (Galapagos Islands)

[edit] Habitat

Mixed cactus and trees with dense understory.

[edit] Behaviour

It uses a twig, stick, or cactus spine as a tool to dislodge invertebrate prey such as grubs from trees.

[edit] References

  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
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2017)

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