Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Black-throated Finch

Poephila cincta atropygiali

Description:

The Black-throated Finch is a small (to 12cm), sleek and stocky bird with a grey head, thick black bill, cinnamon-brown body and a conspicuous black bib on its throat.

Habitat:

Grassland

Notes:

Nesting: Nests are used for breeding and roosting, and the birds return each night to roost. Both adults in a pair engage in the construction of bottle-shaped nests of woven grass. The nests may be built in the outer branches of trees and tall shrubs, in tree-hollows, in mistletoes, and the base of raptor nests. Breeding: The timing and duration of the breeding season appears to depend on food resources and therefore varies according to rainfall patterns and site-specific circumstances. Under optimal conditions the species can breed continuously throughout the year but in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region most breeding occurs in the first half of the year. Usually five or six eggs are laid at one time and juveniles remain with their parents for a few months after fledging.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

MacChristiansen
Spotted by
MacChristiansen

QLD, Australia

Spotted on Nov 13, 2018
Submitted on Nov 20, 2018

Related Spottings

Finch Heck's shaft-tailed finch Black-throated Finch Long-tailed Finch

Nearby Spottings

Star Finch Masked Finch Frilled neck lizard Southern Boobook
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team