The Vampire Finch or vampire ground finch, scientifically known as Geospiza difficilis septentrionalis, is a fascinating and unusual species of bird found in the Galápagos Islands. It is part of Darwin’s finch group, which played a significant role in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection.
Strangely the boobies don’t seem to mind the vampire finches drinking their blood. It is believed that this behavior evolved from the vampire finches picking parasites from the feathers of the boobies.
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