White-winged Diuca Finch

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

Finch-nest-on-ice A White-winged Diuca Finch nest (right) rests on a glacier in the Andes Mountains. Photo courtesy UMass Amherst. AMHERST, Mass. — In an unusual research collaboration, a University of Massachusetts Amherst geoscientist, Douglas Hardy, and his son Spencer, 14, recently reported what is believed to be the first well documented evidence of a bird other than a penguin nesting directly on ice, in the Andes Mountains. More

White-winged Diuca Finch nesting on Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru = Wilson Journal of Ornithology, The, Sept, 2008 by Douglas R. Hardy, Spencer P. More

white-winged diuca finch was discovered. It says there was a Vermont geoscientist, Douglas Hardy, doing work on glaciers down in Peru. The photos he emailed home to Vermont had images of a bird which was identified by his 14-year-old son. Wheels start turning and the next thing you know the kid and his father make history. More

The white-winged diuca finch nest on the Quelccaya Ice Cap of Peru. The finch is among the highest-elevation nesting birds in the Western Hemisphere, if not the highest, at about 5,300 meters or more than 17,000 feet. Photo by Douglas Hardy. A scholarly article on the white-winged diuca finch lists co-author Spencer P. Hardy’s affiliation as Marion W. Cross School. The word “Elementary” was dropped. More

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The White-winged Diuca Finches have been discovered at an environment where their climatological and physiological limits are tested, the elder Hardy said, adding that this "demonstrates how adaptable life is. More

The White-winged Diuca Finch is a bird species in the Emberizidae family, known for being sparrow-sized. Although the birds are not generally associated with glaciers, they incubate their eggs about 10 inches off the ice, perhaps to reduce their accessibility to predators, the Hardys conclude. More

the White-winged Diuca finch’s eggs, confirming that this species is the first bird known to nest on glaciers. Reference: Hardy, D. and S. Hardy 2008. White-winged Diuca Finch (Diuca speculifera) nesting on Quelccaya ice cap, Peru. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120: 613-617. Photo by Tom Owen Edmunds Posted by DianeAKelly on November 11, 2008 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: http://www.typepad. More

White-winged Diuca Finch nests are “bulky structures” that start from a platform of grasses and twigs and gradually taper up to form a woven cup about 2.5 inches in diameter, so the eggs rest about 10 inches off the ice. The cup contains finer grasses and feathers of other birds found in the area, but no alpaca or vicuna fleece, the researchers report. The whole nest often weighs just under half a pound, Hardy and Hardy note. More

In this undated photo released by geoscientist Douglas Hardy of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, eggs in the nest of a White-winged Diuca Finch located on the glacial ice of the Quelccaya Ice Cap in the Andes Mountains are shown. Hardy, who along with his son, Spencer Hardy, 14, have reported what may be the first sufficiently documented evidence of a bird other than a penguin nesting directly on ice, in the Andes Mountains. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Emberizidae
Genus : Diuca
Species : speculifera
Authority : (Lafresnaye & D'Orbigny, 1837)