Warbler Finch

It is endemic to the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

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The Warbler Finch is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Grey Warbler Finch on Española Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Thraupidae Genus: Certhidea Gould, 1837 Species: C. More

Gould, that the warbler finch was discovered to be one of thirteen species of finch endemic to the Galapagos, which would later become known as Darwin’s finches. Each of Darwin’s finches has evolved a distinct beak shape in order to exploit different food sources (2). The warbler finch possesses a thin, probing bill, finer than that of the other species, which is ideal for feeding on small insects (5). More

The Warbler Finch (Certhidea olivacea) is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family. It is the only member of the genus Certhidea. It is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist montanes, and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. More

Warbler finches, for example, catch insects in beaks that are sharper and more slender than those of cactus eaters. For the future, Abzhanov notes, "there remain seven or eight other unique-beaked Darwin finches to explore. These birds serve as an ideal starting point , because they are very closely related yet very diverse in shape and structure. "We also expect calmodulin to be important in other groups of long-beaked birds. More

The Warbler Finch has a fine beak with which it feeds on small insects and spiders. The beaks of some ground-finches Geospiza are suitable for cracking seeds, with the largest billed birds (magnirostris) being able to break larger seeds than the the smallest (fuliginosa). Large Tree-finch Camarhynchus psittacula has a powerful beak used for extracting insects and termites from wood by bark-ripping and twig-breaking; Small Tree Finch C. More

Warbler Finch, Galapagos, Espanola September 2006 © Lee Dingain Warbler Finch - Showing Records 1 through 2 of 2 Total Records More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Emberizidae
Genus : Certhidea
Species : olivacea
Authority : Gould, 1837
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