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Zebra Finch

Taeniopygia guttata

Description:

Adults only 10cm. Beautiful Australian finch, white belly, orange-red beak cheek patch and wing/body patch, soft grey head & back speckled with white dots and darker lines, black tail and frontal stripe, orange legs/feet, white face patch, orange eyes, some less patterned & also mutations in colour forms occur in the wild & in captive breeding. Call is a series of trills, hoarse high whispers & a other high sounds. Seed eater, also insects form part of diet. Never far from water.

Habitat:

Found throughout most of Australia. This one near bore springs in desert region of inland Australia.

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17 Comments

steve.green
steve.green 6 years ago

Thank you Ali Hemati Pour & marirs - one of my favourites, and there are many of those!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

So Beautiful! ;)

marirs
marirs 7 years ago

Beautiful bird it is

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Thanks agustinb1 & martinaf2. One of my favourite birds.

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

And they make the sweetest pets Mark, but it's a special thing to see and get close to them in the wild.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Great to see these in the wild. They are already pets right around the world.

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Thank you FranzKiernanBuenaflor!

lovely! :)

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Thank you sunnyjosef & Sckel. The Zebras have such an innocence about them. I also observed them taking opportunities to nest inside man-made constructions in the desert to escape the hungry eyes of larger birds & reptiles.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

You have shown me a very beautiful bird kd.... TFS

Sckel
Sckel 7 years ago

wonderful bird, kd.

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Thankyou Lauren. I think I'll include this image in my next exhibition!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

What a little treasure! Gorgeous picture kd.

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Many thanks beaker98, staccyh & James, glad you admire them as much as I do. The Zebras are real favourites, so friendly & trusting & beautiful of course. Always something to follow when in the desert & needing to find water.

beaker98
beaker98 7 years ago

Wonderful capture kd!

staccyh
staccyh 7 years ago

great shot!

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago

Superb

kdpicturemaker
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South Australia, Australia

Spotted on Jun 5, 2014
Submitted on Jun 21, 2014

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