Black-throated or Parsons Finches

Black-throated Finch

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The Black-throated Finch (Poephila cincta cincta) is also known as the Parson Finch. Its range stretches from Cape York Peninsula to northern New South Wales in Australia. It is endangered in its natural habitat. These finches favor eucalypt woodland and riverside vegetation, including paperbark and wattle shrubland, and can frequently be found in the area close to water with a dense understorey of seeding grass and shrubs.


Description

This small stocky finch averages 10.63 cm / 4.25 inches in length and has a distinctive black throat that forms a large bib. The bill, in front of the eye and the short tail are also black. The body is pinkish-fawn and the head is blue-grey. The southern subspecies has a white rump.


Breeding / Nesting

The average clutch consist of 5 to 9 eggs, which are incubated for about 12 days.



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