dark plumage; large conical bill (Galapagos, Ecuador; 2005-06-04)

Large Cactus Finch
Geospiza conirostris

Native Range: South America (Galapagos Islands)

Notes: one of several species of Galapagos finches made famous by Charles Darwin in his studies of speciation; various of these species differ in bill size and related dietary requirements.

frontal view (Galapagos, Ecuador; 2005-06-04)