Darwin's Finches

Last updated: June 30, 2001

Return to Galápagos index
Go to Tom Davis' Home Page

Click on any of the thumbnail images to see a larger version.

Darwin's Finches

Finch 1 Finch 2 Finch 3

There are 14 species of finches on the islands, and all are descended from a common ancestor. They are very difficult to tell apart, and they do hybridize from time to time, so figuring out exactly what you've got is often very difficult. I just gave up.

Here are three different types (or maybe they're all the same type; what do I know)? But they look different.