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Large Ground-Finch [incl. darwini]

Geospiza magnirostris [incl. darwini] (= Geospiza magnirostris) Gould, J 1837

The large ground finch is a species of bird. One of Darwin's finches, it is now placed in the family Thraupidae and was formerly in the Emberizidae. It is endemic to the Galapagos Islands, and is found in the arid zone of most of the archipelago, though it is absent from the southeastern islands. It is the largest species of Darwin's finch both in total size and size of beak. It has a large, short beak for cracking nuts to get food. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Gould, J 1837

Reference:
   Proc. Zool. Soc. London Pt5 no.49 p.5

Protonym:
  Geospiza magnirostris

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/46213#page/721/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  CB7E7F2B23D91FC4

Avibase ID:
  avibase-CB7E7F2B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/CB7E7F2B


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 560239

Geographic range:

  • Geospiza magnirostris: Arid scrub of main Galapagos Islands
  • Geospiza conirostris darwini: Galapagos Islands (reportedly Darwin and Wolf Is.); it is not certain that currently there is a population on either island, and perhaps not a valid subspecies
English:
Large Ground-Finch [incl. darwini]
French:
Géospize à gros bec [incl. darwini]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Large Ground-Finch [incl. darwini] ( Geospiza magnirostris [incl. darwini])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 2023 (May 2023):
Large Ground-Finch [incl. darwini] ( Geospiza magnirostris [incl. darwini])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Large Ground-Finch [incl. darwini] ( Geospiza magnirostris [incl. darwini])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Large Ground-Finch [incl. darwini] ( Geospiza magnirostris [incl. darwini])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Large Ground-Finch [incl. darwini] ( Geospiza magnirostris [incl. darwini])
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Large Ground-finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Large Ground-finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Large Ground-finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Large Ground-finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Large Ground-finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Large Ground-finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Large Ground-finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Large Ground-finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v7 (Dec 2022):
Large Ground-finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v8 (Dec 2023):
Large Ground-finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
Clements, version 2023:
Large Ground-Finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
eBird version 2023:
Large Ground-Finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Large Ground-finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Large Ground-finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Large Ground-finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.2:
Large Ground Finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 14.1:
Large Ground Finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.03:
Large Ground Finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.04:
Large Ground Finch ( Geospiza magnirostris) [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Geospiza [magnirostris or conirostris]

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Catalan: pinsà de Darwin becgròs
Czech: pěnkavka velkozobá
Danish: Stor Darwinfinke
German: Großgrundfink
English: Large Ground Finch, Large Ground-finch, Large Ground-Finch [incl. darwini]
Spanish: Pinzón de Darwin picogordo
Estonian: suurnokk-maasirk
Finnish: isomaasirkku
French: Géospize à gros bec, Géospize à gros bec [incl. darwini]
Croatian: debelokljuna darwinova zeba
Hungarian: nagy földipinty
Italian: Fringuello terragnolo maggiore
Japanese: オオガラパゴスフィンチ
Scientific: Geospiza magnirostris, Geospiza magnirostris [incl. darwini]
Lithuanian: didžioji dirvinė starta
Dutch: Grote Grondvink
Norwegian: storjordspurv
Polish: darwinka wielkodzioba
Portuguese: galapaguito-de-bico-grande
Portuguese (Portugal): tentilhão-terrestre-grande
Russian: Большой земляной вьюрок
Slovak: ostrovčan zobatý
Serbian: Velika galapagoska zeba sa tla
Swedish: större darwintangara
Turkish: Büyük Yer İspinozu
Ukrainian: Землянчик великий
Chinese: 大地雀
Chinese (Traditional): 大嘴地雀

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