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Sharp-beaked, Genovesa or Vampire Ground-Finch

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

The Sharp-beaked Ground Finch (Geospiza difficilis) is a species of bird in the Darwin's finch group of the tanager family Thraupidae. This rather small, slender-billed bird is endemic to the Galápagos Islands, where found on Fernandina, Santiago, Pinta, Genovesa, Darwin and Wolf. On the first three islands, it breeds in the humid highlands and disperses afterwards, but on the remaining smaller and lower islands the Sharp-beaked Ground Finch is found in the arid zone year-round. Formerly it was also present in the highlands of several other islands, and it is possible it still occurs on Isabela. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Thraupidae
Genus:
  Geospiza

Scientific:
  Geospiza difficilis

Citation:
  Sharpe, 1888

Reference:
  Cat.BirdsBrit.Mus. 12 p.12

Protonym:
  Geospiza difficilis

Avibase ID:
  71A337A76508B568

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
Czech:
pěnkavka ostrozobá
German:
Spitzschnabel-Grundfink
Danish:
Spidsnæbbet Darwinfinke
Spanish:
Pinzón de Darwin Picofino
Finnish:
vampyyrisirkku
French:
Géospize à bec pointu, de Genovesa ou G. vampire
Italian:
Fringuello terragnolo beccoaguzzo
Japanese:
hashibosogarapagosufinchi
Japanese:
ハシボソガラパゴスフィンチ
Dutch:
Spitssnavelgrondvink
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


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]
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:
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Sharp-beaked Ground-Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
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):
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 2]
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:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Sharp-beaked Ground Finch ( Geospiza difficilis) [version 1]
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]
James Lee Peters:
Geospiza difficilis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Geospiza difficilis [version 2]
James Lee Peters (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 2nd edition (1996):
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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Other synonyms


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: 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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