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.
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.
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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