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Darwin's Finch (1 Viewer)

Arbu

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Very small bill, lots of streaking on the breast. Small Ground Finch?

Highlands of Isla Sta. Cruz
 

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njlarsen

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Do you have an image where the head is seen in even more profile? I have difficulty feeling sure from this one photo.

Niels
 

Arbu

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Do you have an image where the head is seen in even more profile? I have difficulty feeling sure from this one photo.

Niels

No, it's from the days before digital unfortunately so I had to preserve my film and just took the one photo.
 

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Other options are Small Tree Finch which has a more strongly curved culmen than Small GF which has a more or less straight culmen. I have difficulty agreeing with myself what your bird shows. On the larger islands in that area, and as far as I know that includes I. Sta Cruz, there are two populations of medium GF with different size bill.

Having said that I would rank the options for your bird (most likely first): Small GF > Medium GF > Small TF

Neils
 

Arbu

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Other options are Small Tree Finch which has a more strongly curved culmen than Small GF which has a more or less straight culmen. I have difficulty agreeing with myself what your bird shows. On the larger islands in that area, and as far as I know that includes I. Sta Cruz, there are two populations of medium GF with different size bill.

Having said that I would rank the options for your bird (most likely first): Small GF > Medium GF > Small TF

Neils

OK, thanks. Maybe one day I will go back there are pay proper attention to the finches. This was a diving trip so there wasn't really time.
 
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