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