Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54054

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Emberizidae
Genus:Geospiza
Genus species:Geospiza sp.

Animal Characteristics

Identification:The breeding Darwin ground finch has a black bill, while the nonbreeding finch has a yellow bill. The male is black, and the female is streaked brown.
Diet:Omnivore: seeds, insects
Reproduction:After laying 2-4 eggs, the female incubates them for two weeks. The male then incubates the eggs for two weeks while the female leaves and finds another mate.
Status:Varies by species - some highly endangered
Interesting Facts:Ground finches were made famous by Darwin's theory of evolution of beak size. There are four species of ground finch.

Other Information

Geographic:Galapagos Islands Date:1965-10 Subjects:Darwin ground finch (unidentified)
perching birds
Ground finches
Emberizidae
Finches
Sparrows
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata