Small tree finch

Small tree finch

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Camarhynchus parvulus

The small tree finch is a species of bird in the Darwin's finch group of the tanager family Thraupidae. It has a grasping beak with curved culmens. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. During the non-breeding season it is known to form large groups with small ground-finches. It is an endemic species to the Galapagos islands and its conservation status has been listed as “Least Concern”. However, bird counts which have been conducted since 1997 have shown a continuous decline in small tree-finch populations in the Scalesia and agricultural zones of Santa Cruz, where the small tree-finch is most abundant. Small tree-finch counts have remained stable in the transition zone and in the less popular dry and fern zones on Santa Cruz island. A recent study has found that this species is in particularly impacted by the larvae of the parasitic avian vampire fly, Philornis downsi.

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Small tree finch habitat map

Habits and Lifestyle

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Bird's call

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References

1. Small tree finch Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_tree_finch
2. Small tree finch on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22723778/94832505
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/114143

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