Laysan Finch

Scientific name: Telespiza cantans

USFWS Status: Endangered.

Distribution: Laysan Island, Pearl and Hermes Reef

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The Laysan Finch is common on Laysan Island in the northwestern Hawaiian Island chain. A small introduced populations exists on Pearl and Hermes Reef. It is omnivorous, eating carrion, various invertebrates, seeds, roots, and seabird eggs. They are very curious and have no fear of humans.

Photo by S. Conant

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This page last revised 9 August 2001 by nle

Copyright information: Sound file copyright 1995 Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Used with permission.