Nature School Game Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Red-browned Finch (Firetail)

Neochmia temporalis


The Red-browed Finch is highly sociable, and is usually seen in small flocks of 10 to 20 individuals. Flocks are sedentary or nomadic in their local area. Flocks prefer semi-open woodland, especially edges of forests, where brushy scrub meets cleared areas, especially near creeks.. The finch makes short, piping high-pitched cheeps. When disturbed, the whole flock will disperse, cheeping, and re-congregate near-by. Is a seed eater, living mostly on grass and sedge seed, but will happily feed on many non-native seeds.


It is commonly found in temperate forest and dry savanna habitats. It may also be found in dry forest and mangrove habitats in tropical region.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Spotted by

4211, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Dec 15, 2011
Submitted on Jan 15, 2012

Spotted for Mission

Related Spottings

Crimson Finch  Red-browed Finch Red brown Finch Red-browed finch

Nearby Spottings

Slug Rainbow shelf fungus cup fungus shelf fungi
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors