Common cactus finch

Common cactus finch

Common cactus finch, Small cactus finch

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Geospiza scandens

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 it is found on most islands, with the notable exception of Fernandina, Española, Genovesa, Darwin and Wolf. Most of these islands are inhabited by its close relative, the Española cactus finch.

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

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Distribution

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Found in the arid zone of many of the islands in the Galápagos, the common cactus finch is seldom far from areas of Opuntia cactus.

Common cactus finch habitat map
Common cactus finch habitat map
Common cactus finch
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Habits and Lifestyle

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Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

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References

1. Common cactus finch Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_cactus_finch
2. Common cactus finch on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22723752/94831378
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/113992

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