Geospiza fuliginosa (*)
Geospiza fuliginosa Gould, 1837
The Small Ground Finch (Geospiza fuliginosa) is a species of bird in the Darwin's finch group of the tanager family Thraupidae. It is endemic to the Galapagos Islands, and is common and widespread in shrubland, woodland and other habitats on most islands in the archipelago. It commonly feeds on parasites from the skin of Galápagos tortoises, and Galápagos land and marine iguanas.
* BirdLife International 2004. Geospiza fuliginosa. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 July 2007.
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