Woodpecker finch


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Woodpecker finch

one of DARWIN'S FINCHES (Geospinza), which occurs in the Galapagos Islands and uses a cactus spine to remove insects from crevices. This is one of the very few examples of birds using a tool.
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The woodpecker finch also belongs to the Darwin's finch group, but it is an insect eater whose specialty is to find termites and grubs hidden in dead wood.
The woodpecker finch from the Galapagos Islands uses modified twigs and cactus spines.