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Sharp-beaked, Genovesa or Vampire Ground-Finch

Geospiza [difficilis, acutirostris or septentrionalis] (= Geospiza difficilis) Sharpe, RB 1888

The sharp-beaked ground finch is a species of bird in the Darwin's finch group of the tanager family Thraupidae. It is classified as a least-concern species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and it is native to the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador. It has a mass of around 20 grams (0.71 oz) and the males have black plumage, while females have streaked brown plumage. This finch was described by Richard Bowdler Sharpe in 1888. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Thraupidae
Genus:
   Geospiza
Scientific:
  Geospiza difficilis


Original description

Citation:
  Sharpe, RB 1888

Reference:
   Cat. Birds Brit. Mus. 12 p.12

Protonym:
  Geospiza difficilis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8333026


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  71A337A76508B568

Avibase ID:
  avibase-71A337A7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/71A337A7


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 560236

Geographic range:

  • Geospiza difficilis: Galapagos Islands (Pinta, Fernandina, and Santiago Islands; formerly also Santa Cruz Island, this population now extinct)
  • Geospiza acutirostris: Galapagos Islands (Genovesa Island)
  • Geospiza septentrionalis: Galapagos Islands (Darwin and Wolf Is.)
English:
Sharp-beaked, Genovesa or Vampire Ground-Finch
French:
Géospize à bec pointu, de Genovesa ou G. vampire


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Sharp-beaked, Genovesa or Vampire Ground-Finch ( Geospiza [difficilis, acutirostris or septentrionalis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Sharp-beaked, Genovesa or Vampire Ground-Finch ( Geospiza [difficilis, acutirostris or septentrionalis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Sharp-beaked, Genovesa or Vampire Ground-Finch ( Geospiza [difficilis, acutirostris or septentrionalis])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Sharp-beaked Ground-finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Sharp-beaked Ground-finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Sharp-beaked Ground-finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Sharp-beaked Ground-finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Sharp-beaked Ground-finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Sharp-beaked Ground-finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Sharp-beaked Ground-finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Sharp-beaked Ground-finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Sharp-beaked Ground-finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Sharp-beaked Ground-finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Sharp-beaked Ground-finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Géospize à bec pointu ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Géospize à bec pointu ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition:
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Sharp-beaked Ground-finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Sharp-beaked Ground-finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Geospiza difficilis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Geospiza difficilis [version 2]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Geospiza difficilis [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Geospiza difficilis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Geospiza difficilis [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Catalan: pinsà de Darwin becfí
Czech: pěnkavka ostrozobá, Penkavka šídlozobá
Danish: Spidsnæbbet Darwinfinke
German: Spitzschnabel-Grundfink, Spitzschnabel-Grungfink
English: Sharp beaked Ground Finch, Sharp-beaked Ground Finch, Sharp-beaked Groundfinch, Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch, Sharp-beaked, Genovesa or Vampire Ground-Finch
Spanish: Pinzón de Darwin de Pico Afilado, Pinzón de Darwin Picofino, Pinzón terrestre piquiagudo
Spanish (Ecuador): Pinzón terrestre piquiagudo
Estonian: vampiir-maasirk
Finnish: Vampyyrisirkku
French: Géospize à bec pointu, Géospize à bec pointu, de Genovesa ou G. vampire, Géospize des Galapagos, Pinson de Darwin à bec pointu
Hungarian: hegyescsőrű földipinty
Italian: Fringuello beccoaguzzo, Fringuello terragnolo beccoaguzzo, Fringuello terricolo beccotagliente
Japanese (romaji): hashibosogarapagosufinchi
Japanese: ハシボソガラパゴスフィンチ
Scientific: Geospiza [difficilis, acutirostris or septentrionalis], Geospiza difficilis, Geospiza difficilis difficilis
Lithuanian: Smailiasnapė dirvinė starta
Dutch: Spitssnavelgrondvink, Spitssnavel-grondvink
Norwegian: Spissnebbjordspurv
Polish: darwinka ostrodzioba
Portuguese: Tentilhão-da-terra-de-bico-agudo
Russian: Остроклювый земляной вьюрок
Slovak: ostrovčan klinozobý
Swedish: Spetsnäbbad Darwinfink
Ukrainian: Землянчик гостродзьобий
Chinese: 尖嘴地雀
Chinese (Traditional): 尖嘴地雀

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