A comparison of several finch species from Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.
THREE GROUND FINCHES THREE OTHER FINCHES
Small ground finch – Geospiza fuliginosa Cactus finch – Geospiza scandens
Medium ground finch – Geospiza fortis Small tree finch – Camarhynchus parvulus
Large ground finch – Geospiza magnirostris Vegetarian finch – Platyspiza crassirostris
Notes: These are females or immature males. Mature males are pure black. Also, the finches differ in size but are all shown here at a standard size. This way the differences in beak shape are most obvious.