Woodpecker finch

Woodpecker finch

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Camarhynchus pallidus

The woodpecker finch is a monomorphic species of bird in the Darwin's finch group of the tanager family, Thraupidae. They are a non-migratory species and are endemic to the Galapagos Islands. The diet of a woodpecker finch revolves mostly around invertebrates, but also encompasses a variety of seeds. Woodpecker finches, like many other species of birds, form breeding pairs and care for young until they have fledged. The most distinctive characteristic of woodpecker finches is their ability to use tools to for foraging. This behaviour indicates that they have highly specialized cognitive abilities. Woodpecker finches have also shown the ability to learn new behaviours regarding tool use via social learning. Not all populations of woodpecker finches use tools equally as often, as this is influenced by the environment in which they live.

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Distribution

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Woodpecker finch habitat map

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

References

1. Woodpecker finch Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodpecker_finch
2. Woodpecker finch on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22723783/94832660
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/114148

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