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Endemic

There’s a rather robust finch that lives on the Canaries. The Blue Chaffinch occurs nowhere else in the world and is restricted to the Canary Pine forests that cloak the steep slopes of the dormant volcanoe of Mount Tadie.Every now and then as we stood among the pines a large cone would crash to the ground with an alarming thud. Adapted to it’s habitat we saw how the Chaffinch used it’s stout bills to remove the seed from the fallen cones as elequently as a Spanish waiter uncorking a bottle.

Blue Chaffinch




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