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Double-barred Finch

Stizoptera bichenovii annulosa

Description:

These beautiful little Finches are "one of the long-tailed grass-finches and is notable for its 'owl-faced' features, having a white face bordered black. It is grey-brown, with white underparts banded black above and below the chest, giving the species its name. The wings are black, spotted white, the tail is black and the bill and legs are blueish-grey." (Birdlife Australia: https://www.birdlife.org.au/bird-profile... ) They can be differentiated from the Eastern ssp. by their black rump.

Habitat:

Drying off after taking a dip in the birdbath. Plenty of company from Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia guttata castanotis), Long-tailed Finches (Poephila acuticauda acuticauda), Peaceful Doves (Geopelia striata placida), a couple of Great Bowerbirds (Chlamydera nuchalis), and a bunch of other bird species in the garden at Goombaragin on the Dampier Peninsula.

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4 Comments

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 12 months ago

Thank you @ Jetnosfreak, Jae, and Sukanya! I'm glad you enjoyed :)

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

Lovely.

Jae
Jae a year ago

Great picture, armadeus.4

Jetnosfreak
Jetnosfreak a year ago

Thank you; armadeus.4!

armadeus.4
Spotted by
armadeus.4

Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Nov 16, 2020
Submitted on Nov 22, 2020

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