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Megrez 7 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2009 9:34AM
Nice photo with lovely detail, but I think you'll find they are Zebra Finches not Java Sparrows.

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maryg 8 66 18 Scotland
12 Mar 2009 10:15AM
Gorgeous colours and detail
Headless 7 18 4 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2009 10:33AM
Great pic.
I always knew them as Zebera finches but the name may vary around the world depending on where you saw these.
I used to have two just like this, the colourful one was called 'Wally' (the walrus) due to his walrus 'teeth' markings while the white one was called 'Nora (Batty, from last of the summer wine) as she hen pecked 'Wally'.
Mind you, when I saw several hundered together in the wild in Australia I found the noise quite overpowering, anyone who keeps these you will understand what I mean! lol.
I must admit after seeing them wild I did feel guilty about keeping them in captivity all those years before and wouldn't do it again.
Nice pic.
12 Mar 2009 10:56AM
Wonderful capture!
shandoor 7 1 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2009 5:21PM
Beautiful detail wonderful shot and yes these are Zebra Finches for sure I used to breed them in my aviary
12 Mar 2009 6:29PM
Brings back memories of my birdkeeping days too.
They're both males though and Zebra Finches-the one on the right is a
'normal' grey male as found in the wild(in Australia) and the other if I remember correctly is a male of a mutation known as chestnut-flanked
white.They come in various colours.
20 Mar 2009 12:21PM
Thanks for all your comments guys. As you probably gathered I know very little about these birds, but I do know a very tame expert! To clarify, he agrees that they are both zebra finches, but assures me that they are a male and female - 1000%. And I can't argue with that.
wharmby 11 15 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2009 3:33PM
lovely capture, i agree with mick definately 2 cocks. the left hand one showing faint signs of the cheek patches, hens only have little black tears under each eye. wharmbySmile anyway still a lovely picture
jwt Junior Member 10 10 England
2 Sep 2009 3:40PM
Lovely detail and colours


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