Blue Chaffinch

Fringilla teydea (Webb, Berthelot & Moquin-Tandon, 1841)

Summary

Finch with a small population (actual number in the order of a few thousand individuals) and has an small distribution area (Canary Islands).
Endemic species, occurring mainly in pine forests between 1000m and 2000m of altitude, on the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.
The evolution trend of the global population is an increasing one.

Global conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN ver. 3.1, 2010)
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Common names

  • Blue Chaffinch

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

It occurs mainly in pine forests between 1000 m and 2000 m of altitude on the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria of the Canary Islands, but also in mixed forests (pine and laurel), in thickets and farms at lower altitudes in adverse weather conditions.

Feed

It feeds mainly on seeds, but also insects during the nesting.

Breeding

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Predators

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Threats

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