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Zebra Finch

Taeniopygia guttata


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.

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17 Comments 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 7 years ago

Beautiful bird it is

kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Thanks agustinb1 & martinaf2. One of my favourite birds.

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 7 years ago

Thank you FranzKiernanBuenaflor!

lovely! :)

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 7 years ago

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

Sckel 7 years ago

wonderful bird, kd.

kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

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

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

What a little treasure! Gorgeous picture kd.

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 7 years ago

Wonderful capture kd!

staccyh 7 years ago

great shot!

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago


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South Australia, Australia

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

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