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Geospiza fuliginosa

Geospiza fuliginosa (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Passeroidea
Familia: Emberizidae
Genus: Geospiza
Species: Geospiza fuliginosa


Geospiza fuliginosa Gould, 1837

Vernacular names
English: Small Ground-finch

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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