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double-barred finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii)
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double-barred finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii)

Identifier: birdnotesns08fore (find matches)
Title: Bird notes
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Foreign Bird Club National British Bird and Mule Club
Subjects: Birds -- Periodicals Birds -- Great Britain Periodicals
Date 1917
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The double-barred finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii) is an estrildid finch found in dry savannah, tropical (lowland) dry grassland and shrubland habitats in northern and eastern Australia. They are sometimes referred to as Bicheno's finch; and also as owl finch, owing to the dark ring of feathers around their faces. The name of the species commemorates James Ebenezer Bicheno, a colonial secretary of Van Diemen's Land appointed in September 1842. Order: Passeriformes, Family: Estrildidae, Genus: Taeniopygia, Species: Taeniopygia bichenovii (Vigors & Horsfield, 1827).

Scientific Name: Taeniopygia bichenovii (Vigors & Horsfield, 1827)
Common Names: Double-barred Finch, Double-banded Finch, Owl Finch, Bicheno Finch, Banded Finch, Ringed Finch, Black-ringed Finch (annulosa)
French: Diamant de Bicheno German: Ringelamadine Spanish: Diamante de Bichenov
Taxonomy: Fringilla Bichenovii Vigors and Horsfield, 1827, Shoalwater Bay and Broad Sound, southern Queensland, Australia.

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