Finches (Fringillidae)

Blue Chaffinch (Fringilla teydea) - HBW 15, p. 514

French: Pinson bleu German: Teydefink Spanish: Pinzón Azul
Other common names: Teydean Chaffinch, Mount Teyde Blue Chaffinch, Teydefinch, Canary Islands Finch

Taxonomy: Fringilla teydea Webb et al., 1836, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
Forms a superspecies with F. coelebs. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • teydea Webb et al., 1836 - Tenerife, in C Canary Is.
  • polatzeki E. J. O. Hartert, 1905 - Gran Canaria, in C Canary Is.