Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch

Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch

  Fringilla polatzeki
Reserva Natural Integral de Inagua, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands - January 19 2018

A male of Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch foraging among pine needles. These birds are recently split from the finches on Tenerife and only occur on Gran Canaria. They are extremely few and among the most threatened species in the Western Palearctic.