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Plum-headed Finch (Neochmia modesta) - Wiki
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Plum-headed Finch (Neochmia modesta) - Wiki

Plum-headed Finch
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Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae

[Photo] Plum-headed Finch (Neochmia modesta). Girraween National Park, Queensland, Australia. "Very difficult to take as they are always very active in flocks, never staying in one place for long." Source: Flickr ( Date: Taken on April 22, 2007. Author: mgjefferies (

The Plum-headed Finch Neochmia modesta also known as Cherry Finch is a common species of estrildid finch found in Australia. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 100,000 ??? 1,000,000 km².

It is found in dry savanna and subtropical/ tropical (lowland) dry shrubland in Australia. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

The female is much the same as the male except for the black chin spot that the male posses.

The Plum-headed Finch breeds mainly from September-January in the south and August-March in the north. The nest is round, laterally compressed chamber of green grass which is built in thick bushes. 4-6 pure white eggs are laid.
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Scientific Name: Neochmia modesta (Gould, 1837)
Common Names: Plum-headed Finch, Cherry Finch, Diadem Finch, Plum-capped Finch, Modest Grassfinch
French: Diamant modeste German: Zeresastrild Spanish: Diamante Modesto
Taxonomy: Amadina modesta Gould, 1837, “New Holland“= interior of New South Wales, Australia.

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