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Double-barred Finch

Taeniopygia bichenovii

Description:

A small beautifully marked Australian finch, grass eater, but ocassionally eats small insects, owl-like face in soft white/blue, beak soft blue/grey short and stout, eyes dark, underbody whitish/buff, chest more white, back soft pink grey, black wing edges and white spots, tail black, black band around mid belly another black band around face under chin and meeting at top of beak. Two sub species exist - the eastern which has a white rump and the western which has a black rump. The finches are nomadic usually travelling in small flocks although that is a rare sight these days.

Habitat:

Found throughout eastern, northern and north west Australia usually close to water sources in grasslands and open woodland. This one not far from river system in dry woodland and garden.

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5 Comments

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 6 years ago

Thanks agustin3.

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Thank you Maria dB. Saw some more today, but too rainy to get good photos of them.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Beautiful portrait!

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Thankyou Ali Hemati Pour. Some of the sweetest little birds yo'll find in the Australian landscape.

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Very Cool!

kdpicturemaker
Spotted by
kdpicturemaker

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jan 29, 2013
Submitted on May 20, 2014

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