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Geospiza scandens

Geospiza scandens

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 scandens


Geospiza scandens (Gould, 1837)

Vernacular names
English: Common Cactus-finch

The Common Cactus Finch or Small Cactus Finch (Geospiza scandens) is a species of bird in the Darwin's finch group of the tanager family Thraupidae. It is endemic to the Galapagos Islands, where found on most islands, with the notable exception of Fernandina, Espa├▒ola, Genovesa, Darwin and Wolf. Most of these islands are inhabited by its close relative, the Large Cactus Finch.

Its natural habitats are dry scrubland and woodland. It is usually closely associated with the cactus Opuntia.

* BirdLife International 2004. Geospiza scandens. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007.

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