Woodpecker Finch Skull Replica


The Woodpecker Finch is a drab Galápagos finch with a stretched-out-looking bill. It has tan upperparts and pale whitish or yellowish underparts that may have a small amount of streaking. A small number of birds on San Cristóbal have dark hoods.


Woodpecker Finch Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. The Woodpecker Finch Skull Replica is made in the USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a birdwatching teaching tool, museum bird skull exhibit, home décor bird skull, or office décor skull.

Woodpecker Finch or Camarhynchus pallidus is a species of bird in the Darwin’s finch group of the tanager family Thraupidae. Woodpecker finches occur widely in the Galapagos Islands, from sea level to high elevations.

The Woodpecker Finch or Camarhynchus pallidus has gained fame due to its capability of using a twig, stick, or cactus spine as a tool so it has been nicknamed the carpenter finch.

The tool is used as compensation for its short tongue. The finch manipulates the tool to dislodge invertebrate prey such as grubs from trees. The same tool can be used many times on many different trees.

Scientists have observed that the Woodpecker Finch or Camarhynchus pallidus may shorten the stick or spine to make it more manageable. The finches may also try various sticks or spines at one site before finding just the appropriate one that can reach and extract the prey item.

The Woodpecker Finch or Camarhynchus pallidus diets mainly consist of arthropods found in and around crevices in trees. They eat both adult insects and larvae, which are often located within trees and shrubs. Their habit of pecking at branches is similar to a woodpecker’s drumming on a tree trunk.

Wood-boring beetle larvae are a staple of their diet. Camarhynchus pallidus also often feed on moths, caterpillars and crickets. Another significant part of  Camarhynchus pallidus diet includes fruit and seeds, making woodpecker finches important dispersers.

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Woodpecker Finch Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Camarhynchus
Species: C. pallidus
Binomial name: Camarhynchus pallidus
Conservation status: Vulnerable