Finch Statistics: Species I - S

Finch Statistics: Species I - S

Species Listing, Range, Measurements, Clutch-size and Incubation Periods

Finch Information


Finch Species: A - B ... C - H ... T - Z

Common & Scientific Name & Native RangeLength from beak to tip of tailAverage Clutch SizeAverage incubation period
 

Indian Silverbills or White-throated Munias (Lonchura malabarica)

  • Range: South Asia
11-11.5 cm / 4.3-4.5 in4 to 10 eggs11-13 days
 

Jameson's Firefinches (Lagonosticta rhodopareia)

  • Range: Eritrea to Transvaal and Angola
10.63 cm / 4.25 in3 to 5 eggs12 days
 

Java Finches, Java Sparrows aka Java Rice Finches (Padda oryzivora)

  • Range: Java and Bali
15 cm / 6 in4 to 7 eggs13 to 14 days
 

Jerdon's Mannikins or Black-throated Munias (Lonchura kelaarti)

  • Range: Southwest India, the Eastern Ghats and Sri Lanka
12 cm / 4.7 in3-8 in India
5 in Sri Lanka
12 to 13 days
 

Lance-tailed Manakins (Chiroxiphia lanceolata)

  • Range: Tropical Central and South America from Costa Rica to northern Venezuela
13.5 cm / 5.3 in2 eggs20 days
 

Lawrence's Goldfinches (Carduelis lawrencei)

  • Range: Central California, and its southern coast, in the United States to Baja California in Mexico
12 cm / 4.75 in4 - 5 eggs12 to 14 days
 

Lavender Waxbills (Estrilda caerulescens)

  • Range: Senegal to Cameroon
10.63 cm / 4.25 in4 eggs15 days
 
Lesser or Dark-backed Goldfinches (Carduelis psaltria)
  • Range: SW United States to Venezuela and Peru
10–11 cm / 4–4.5 in6 eggs12 days
 

Lesser Redpolls (Carduelis cabaret)

  • Range: Ireland, Great Britain and neighbouring parts of Europe up to Norway, and the Alps
11.5 cm / 4.5 in4 to 6 eggs10 to 12 days
 

Long-tailed Grassfinches (Poephila acuticauda)

  • Range: Northern Australia west of the Gulf of Carpentaria
16.88 cm / 6.75 in5 to 6 eggs13 to 14 days
 

Magpie Mannikins (Lonchura fringilloides)

  • Range: Forests of sub-Sahara Africa
8.75 cm / 3.5 in4 to 10 eggs12 days
 

Masked Grassfinches (Poephila personata)

  • Range: Northern Australia east to northwestern Queensland
13.75 cm / 5.5 in5 eggs13 days
 

Melba Finches or Green-winged Pytilias (Pytilia melba)

  • Range: Tropical Africa
11.88-13.13 cm / 4.75-5.25 in4 to 6 eggs12 to 13 days
 

Northern Red Bishop Finches (Euplectes orix)

  • Range: Africa south of the Sahara Desert
13-15 cm / 5.25-6 in2 to 4 eggs12 to 13 days
 

Nutmeg Mannikins or Spice Finches (Lonchura punctulata)

  • Range: Tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia and the Philippines
12.5 cm / 5 in4 to 6 eggs14 days
 

Olive-backed Euphonias (Euphonia gouldi)

  • Range: Caribbean lowlands and foothills from southern Mexico to western Panama
9.5 cm / 3.7 in3 eggs?
 

Orange-cheek Finches (Estrilda melpoda)

  • Range: Western and Eastern Africa, including: Gambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, and Zambia
10 cm / 4 in5 to 6 eggs14 days
 

Orange-collared Manakins (Manacus aurantiacus)

  • Range: Costa Rica and western Panama
10 cm / 4 in2 eggs18 to 21 days
 

Orange-winged Pytilias (Pytilia afra)

  • Range: Southern Ethiopia to Mozambique and Angola
11.88 cm / 4.75 in3 to 4 eggs12 to 13 days
 

Oriental Greenfinches (Carduelis sinica)

  • Range: Aleutians and Pribilofs
15 cm / 6 in3 to 5 eggs12 to 14 days
 

Owl Finches also known as Bicheno Finches or Double-barred Finches

  • Range: Northern and eastern Australia
10 cm / 4 in4 to 5 eggs12 days
 

Painted Finches (Emblema pictum or Emblema picta)

  • Range: Northwestern Australia to western Queensland
10.63 cm / 4.25 in4 eggs15 to 19 days
 

Parrot Crossbills (Loxia pytyopsittacus)

  • Range: Northwest Europe and into western Russia.
18 cm / 7 in3 to 4 eggs14 to 16 days
 

Parrot Finches (Erythrura Psittacea) also known as the red-throated or red-faced parrot finch

  • Range: New Caledonia grasslands or open country bordering forested areas
12.5 cm / 5 in3 to 6 eggs13 to 14 days

Blue-faced Parrot-finches (Erythrura trichroa)

  • Range: New Guinea, Molucca Islands, Sulawesi (formerly known as Celebes) - part of the Maluku island group in Indonesia Group, Indonesia Cape York Peninsula, and New Hebrides
11.88 cm / 4.75 in3 to 6 eggs12 to 14 days

Red-headed Parrot-finches (Erythrura psittacea)

  • Range: New Caledonia
11.88 cm / 4.75 in4 to 6 eggs13 days
 

Parson Finches (Poephila cincta cincta)

  • Range: Cape York Peninsula to northern New South Wales, Australia
10.63 cm / 4.25 in5-9 eggs12 days
 

Peter's Twinspots (Hypargos niveoguttatus)

  • Range: Kenya to Mozambique and Angola
11.88-13.13 cm / 4.75-5.25 in3 eggs12 to 13 days
 

Pictorella Finches (Lonchura pectoralis)

  • Range: Northern Australia from west coast to east coast
11.88 cm / 4.75 in4 to 6 eggs14 days
 

Pine Grosbeaks (Pinicola enucleator)

  • Range: Canada, Alaska and the western mountains of the United States, and in northern Fennoscandia
22-24 cm / 9-9.75 in2 to 5 eggs13 to 15 days
 

Pin-tailed Parrot-finches (Erythrura prasina)

  • Range: Thailand and Laos to Indonesia
15 cm / 6 in4 to 6 eggs13 to 14 days
 
Pelzeln's Finches aka Yellow Finches or Saffron Finches (Lonchura punctulata)
  • Range: Sri Lanka, India, southern China, Taiwan, Luzon, Malaysia, Indonesia
14-16 cm / 5.5 -6 in3-5 eggs14 days
 

Pine Siskins (Carduelis pinus)

  • Range: Southern Alaska, Mackenzie, Quebec, and Newfoundland south to California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Great Lakes region, and northern New England
11-13 cm / 4.5-5.25 in3 to 5 eggs13 days
 

Plum-headed Finches or Cherry Finches (Neochmia modesta)

  • Range: Interior Queensland and New South Wales, Australia
11 cm / 4.3 in4 to 6 eggs14 days
 

Purple Finches (Carpodacus purpureus)

  • Range: Northern Canada. Migrate to the southern United States
13-15 cm / 5 l/4-6 in4 eggs13 days
 

Purple Grenadiers (Uraeginthus ianthinogaster)

  • Range: Southern Ethiopia to southern Tanzania, Africa
13 cm / 5.25 in4 to 5 eggs12 to 14 days
 

African Quail-finches or Quailfinches (Ortygospiza articollis)

  • Range: Liberia to Lake Chad and from southern Sudan to Zimbabwe, Africa
9.5–10 cm / 3.7–3.9 in4 to 6 eggs14 days
 

Red Avadavats aka Red Munias or Strawberry Finches (Amandava amandava)

  • Range: Southwestern China, India, and Southeast Asia
10 cm / 4 in4 to 7 eggs11 days
 

Red-billed Firefinches or Senegal Firefinches (Lagonosticta senegala)

  • Range: Senegal to Eritrea and areas south to Angola and Natal, Africa
10 cm / 4 in3 to 7 eggs11 days
 

Red-billed Queleas (Quelea quelea)

  • Range: Sub-Saharan Africa
12.5 cm / 5 in2 to 4 eggs12 days
 

Red-browed Finches (Neochmia temporali)

  • Range: East Australia
11 cm / 4.5 in4 to 6 eggs13 to 14 days
 
Red Crossbills (Loxia curvirostra)
  • Range: North America, Europe and Asia
14 - 16.5 cm / 5.5 to 6.5 inches3 to 5 eggs12 to 18 days
 

Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu Finches (Uraeginthus bengalus)

  • Range: Senegal to Tanzania and Angola, Africa
12.5 cm / 5 in4 to 5 eggs21 days
 

Red-headed Finches (Amadina erythrocephala)

  • Range: Kalahari Desert, South Africa, and Botswana
12.5 cm / 5 in3 to 6 eggs12 to 13 days
 
Red Munias or Strawberry Finches or Red Avadavats (Amandava amandava)
  • Range: Southwestern China, India, and Southeast Asia
9-10 cm / 3-4 in5 to 7 eggs12 to 14 days
 

Red Siskins (Carduelis cucullata)

  • Range: Tropical South America in northern Colombia and northern Venezuela
10 cm / 4 in3 eggs14 days
 

Rosey Rump Waxbills or Crimson Rumped Waxbills, Sundevall's Waxbill (Estrilda Rhodopyga)

  • Range: Kenya, Ethiopia and southern Sudan. Originated in East Africa
11 cm / 4 in5 to 6 eggs12 to 14 days
 

Saffron Finches, Pelzeln's Finches, Yellow Finches (Sicalis flaveola)

  • Range: South America
14-16 cm / 5.5 -6 in3-5 eggs14 days
 
Scaly-breasted Munias aka Spice Finches or Nutmeg Mannikins (Lonchura punctulata)
  • Range: Sri Lanka, India, southern China, Taiwan, Luzon, Malaysia, Indonesia
12.5 cm / 5 in4 to 6 eggs14 days
 

Scottish Crossbills (Loxia scotica)

  • Range: Scotland
16 cm / 6.3 in2 to 5 eggs12 to 14 days
 

Shaft Tail Finches

  • Range: Australia
13-15 cm / 5-6 in4 to 7 eggs14 days
 
Sharp-tailed Finchesor White-rumped Mannikins (Lonchura striata)
  • Range: Southern Asia from the South Asia east to southern China and Indonesia
10-11 cm / 4 in3 to 8 eggs14 days
 

Silverbills (Lonchura malabarica)

  • Range: North Africa to India
10 cm / 4 in4 to 8 eggs12 days
 

Society Finches aka Bengalese Finch, Japanese Mövchen Finch, Japanese Movchen Finch (Lonchura domestica)

  • Range: China
12.5 cm / 5 in5 to 6 eggs12 days
 

Spice Finches aka Scaly-breasted Munia, Nutmeg Mannikin (Lonchura punctulata)

  • Range: Sri Lanka, India, southern China, Taiwan, Luzon, Malaysia, Indonesia
12.5 cm / 5 in4 to 6 eggs14 days
 

Star Finches (Neochmia ruficauda)

  • Range: Northern Australia
10.63 cm / 4.25 in3 to 6 eggs12 days
 

Strawberry Finches or Red Munias or Red Avadavats (Amandava amandava)

  • Range: India. Naturalised populations exist in southern Spain and Hawaii
9-10 cm / 3-4 in5 to 7 eggs12 to 14 days
 
Striated Finches(Lonchura striata)
  • Range: Southern Asia from the South Asia east to southern China and Indonesia
10-11 cm / 4 in3 to 8 eggs14 days
 
Sundevall's Waxbills(Estrilda Rhodopyga)
  • Range: Kenya, Ethiopia and southern Sudan. Originated in East Africa
11 cm / 4 in5 to 6 eggs12 to 14 days
 

Swee Waxbills (Estrilda melanotis)

  • Range: Southern Sudan to South Africa
9.38 cm / 3.75 in4 to 6 eggs14 days
 
 

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