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Zebra Finch (male)

Taeniopygia guttata


The Zebra Finch male is "mainly grey, with characteristic black 'tear drop' eye stripes and 'zebra like' black and white barring on the rump and upper tail. The throat and upper breast are pale grey, with fine black barring, and there is a broad black band on upper chest. The sides of the belly are chestnut with many white spots. The remainder of the belly and the undertail are white. The male is distinguished from the female by its chestnut cheek patches, a character that gave the species the alternative name of Chestnut-eared Finch." (Birdlife Australia)


Peering out from the foliage at the Waste Water Wetlands. The Wetlands were quite dry and sadly, there was a dead Black-necked Stork where the water would have been :(


Wikipedia has some great reading and here is an interesting read from the Australian Museum:

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Western Australia, Australia

Lat: -17.34, Long: 123.65

Spotted on Jul 20, 2019
Submitted on Oct 27, 2019

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