Cocos Finch (Pinaroloxias inornata) - HBW 16, p. 676
French: Spizin de Cocos
Spanish: Pinzón de Darwin de la Cocos
Other common names: Cocos Island Finch
Taxonomy: Cactornis inornatus Gould, 1843, Cocos Island, Costa Rica.
Molecular data support original assertion that this species is part of the group known as “Darwin’s finches” (incorporating also Certhidea, Platyspiza, Camarhynchus and Geospiza), the only one not found in Galapagos Archipelago; as such, it is allied to the tanagers (Thraupidae), being closest to Coereba, Tiaris and several Caribbean genera. Monotypic.
Distribution: Cocos I, S of Costa Rica.
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