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Red Browed Finch

Neochmia temporalis


The Red-browed Finch is most easily recognised by its bright red eyebrow, rump and beak, on an otherwise green and grey bird. Upperparts are olive green with grey underneath. Both sexes are similar in appearance. Often observed in small flocks, which feed on the grass. They will fly into dense undergrowth when disturbed by a passer-by. Red-browed Finches may also be called Red-browed Firetails.


The Red-browed Finch is found in grassy areas interspersed with dense understorey vegetation, often along creek lines.


Feeding: The Red-browed Finch feeds on seeds and insects on the ground, but sometimes perches on seeding grass heads. Breeding: The nest of the Red-browed Finch is large and domed, with a side tunnel for an entrance. It is a rough construction of twigs and grass stems built in a dense shrub between 1 and 2 metres from the ground. Both parents share nest-building, incubation of the eggs and feeding of the young when they hatch.

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MacChristiansen 10 years ago

Thanks Leanne & Seema

MacChristiansen 10 years ago

Thanks Toshimi

ToshimiDowaki 10 years ago

Very fine shots!

LeanneGardner 10 years ago

Gorgeous :)

Seema 10 years ago

nice splash of colors

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Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Nov 18, 2012
Submitted on Nov 18, 2012

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