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GALLERIES > BIRDS > PASSERIFORMES > EMBERIZIDAE > MEDIUM GROUND-FINCH [Geospiza fortis]


Medium Ground-finch Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Prince Philip's Steps, Genovesa Island, Galápagos
GPS: 0.3N, -89.9W, elev=82' MAP
Date: May 21, 2008
ID : 7C2V2526 [3888 x 2592]

Medium Ground-finch Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Cerro Brujo, San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos
GPS: -0.8S, -89.5W, elev=2' MAP
Date: May 17, 2008
ID : 7C2V0725 [3888 x 2592]

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Medium Ground-finch Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Indefatigable Island, Galápagos
GPS: -0.7S, -90.3W, elev=67' MAP
Date: May 19, 2008
ID : 7C2V1643 [3888 x 2592]

Medium Ground-finch Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Prince Philip's Steps, Genovesa Island, Galápagos
GPS: 0.3N, -89.9W, elev=82' MAP
Date: May 21, 2008
ID : 7C2V2524 [3888 x 2592]

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Medium Ground-finch Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: North Seymour Island, Galápagos
GPS: -0.4S, -90.3W, elev=84' MAP
Date: May 23, 2008
ID : 7C2V3962 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Medium Ground-finch (Geospiza fortis) is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family.

It is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

One of Darwin's finches, the species was the first which scientists have observed evolving in real-time due to competition from another species. Specifically, the beak of the medium ground-finch reduced in size over two decades in order to eat smaller seeds, as larger species which were introduced to their habitat were eating the larger ones, leaving the finch with an inadequate food supply.



                                     



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