Wilkins's finch

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Wilkins's finch
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Nesospiza
Species: N. wilkinsi
Binomial name
Nesospiza wilkinsi
Lowe, 1923

The Wilkins's finch (Nesospiza wilkinsi), also known as Wilkins's bunting or the grosbeak bunting, is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is restricted to Inaccessible Island (subspecies dunnei) and Nightingale Island (nominate wilkinsi) of the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean. Its natural habitats are temperate shrubland and subantarctic grassland.

The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the Australian polar explorer and ornithologist Captain Sir George Hubert Wilkins.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Nesospiza wilkinsi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 367. 

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