Plum-headed Finches aka Cherry Finches

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Plum-headed Finch (Neochmia modesta) Jandowae, S. Queensland, Australia


Plum-headed Finch (Neochmia modesta)The Plum-headed Finches (Neochmia modesta) - also known as Cherry Finches - are common within its native range of in Australia.


Range / Habitat

The Plum-headed Finch occurs in interior Queensland and New South Wales, Australia

It inhabits dry savanna and subtropical/ tropical (lowland) dry shrubland in Australia.


Description

Plumheaded Finches measure about 11 cm or 4.3 inches in length (including its tail).

Males and females look alike; except the female lacks the male's black chin spot.


Description

The Plum-headed Finches breed mostly from September-January in the south and August-March in the north.

The nest is round, laterally compressed chamber of green grass and is built in thick bushes.

The average clutch consists of 4 - 6 pure white eggs, which are incubated for about 14 days.

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson



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