Mangrove Finch

South America


Geospiza heliobates


The presence of invasive species particularly black rats within its mangrove habitat in the Galapagos Island made the species vulnerable to predation, disease, and defenseless killing.

The Mangrove Finch from the Thraupidae family is a passerine bird species that can only be found within the islands of Isabela and Fernandina in the Galapagos Islands. Its diet consists of various living matters within the mangroves including insects, spiders, and vegetable particles.