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Zebra Finch

Taeniopygia guttata

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The Zebra Finch, Taeniopygia guttata (formerly Poephila guttata), is the most common and familiar estrildid finch of Central Australia and ranges over most of the continent, avoiding only the cool moist south and the tropical far north. It also can be found natively in Indonesia and East Timor. The bird has been introduced to Puerto Rico, Portugal, Brazil and the United States The ground-dwelling Zebra Finch grows to a size of about 10 centimetres (3.9 in) long and usually eats grass seeds and spray millet. This species' vocalizations consist mostly of chattering trills and calls.

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Khathoub

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Spotted on Jan 20, 2010
Submitted on Jul 23, 2012

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