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Medium ground finch - Geospiza fortis - female


Island: Floreana
Location: Punta Cormorán
Year: 2000
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Male


Island: Baltra
Location: Airport
Year: 2002
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Female and dead chick


Island: Baltra
Location: Airport
Year: 2002

We were already in the airport lobby when Luis came in saying that there was something we had to see. In front of the terminal he showed us this nest in which a female medium ground finch was cannibalizing a chick. Luis had never heard of this happening. Whether the chick had died of natural causes was unclear.


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