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Zebra Finch, Taeniopygia guttata

By wildlifephotographer
The Zebra Finch, Taeniopygia guttata (formerly Poephila guttata), is the most common and familiar estrildid finch of Central Australia and ranges over most of the continent, avoiding only the cool moist south and the tropical far north. It also can be found natively in Indonesia and East Timor. The bird has been introduced to Puerto Rico, Portugal, Brazil and the United States.
The ground-dwelling Zebra Finch grows to a size of about 10 centimetres (3.9 in) long and usually eats grass seeds and spray millet. This species' vocalizations consist mostly of chattering trills and calls.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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Comments


1 Mar 2013 9:57AM
Fab image Smile

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Derek897 3 6 Ireland
1 Mar 2013 9:59AM
That's some shot. Fantastic capture.
( that's some kit ) am jealous Grin
martinjp 7 2 3 Wales
1 Mar 2013 10:03AM
A superb Normal **** bird...Wink
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
1 Mar 2013 10:04AM
A little beauty. Carol
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
1 Mar 2013 10:06AM
Great detail - Super image!
1 Mar 2013 10:30AM
Super shot nice detail.....A beauty of a bird wouldn't last long in our climate in the UK.SadSmile

Jeff
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2013 11:14AM
Great shot, Gordon.
Tony
1 Mar 2013 11:37AM
great capture with excellent details, love it very much !
Chen
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2013 1:24PM
Wonderful capture - I love the contast of the fluffy bird against the sharp barbed wire - first class
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
1 Mar 2013 2:06PM
What a great image and the most beautiful bird, thanks for all the information, I spend 3 months of the year in Australia and must look out for it .Grin
1 Mar 2013 2:11PM
Great detailed photo with good lighting
Brian
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2013 8:36PM
One of the birds that is popular over her with caged bird enthusiastsSad

I have to admit to keeping and breeding Budgies, many , many years ago
At least I had them in heated quarters and as large an out door flight that was possible to build

Adrian
Alda Plus
3 70 30 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2013 8:52PM
I used to breed these (well, I kept them in a very large outdoor aviary, and they bred by themselves), as a child growing up in south Africa. Lovely little birds GrinGrin
Dinky65 3 1 United States
1 Mar 2013 10:10PM
Perfect.

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