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Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton) - Wiki
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Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton) - Wiki

Crimson Finch
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Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae

[Photo] Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton). Australia Zoo, Landsborough, Queensland. Source: Flickr ( Date: Taken on June 12, 2007. Author: Jen 64 (

The Crimson Finch Neochmia phaeton is a common species of estrildid finch found in Australia, Indonesia & Papua New Guinea. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 100,000- 1,000,000 km².

It is commonly found in moist savanna, and subtropical/ tropical (lowland) moist shrubland. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
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Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton)
French: Diamant phaéton German: Sonnenastrild Spanish: Diamante Escarlata
Other common names: Blood Finch, Red-tailed Finch, Red-faced Finch, Australian Firefinch, Common Crimson Finch (phaeton), Pale Crimson Finch (evangelinae), White-bellied Crimson Finch (evangelinae)
Taxonomy: Fringilla phaeton Hombron and Jacquinot, 1841, Raffles Bay, Northern Territory, Australia.
Proposed race albiventer (described from Claudie R, in NE Queensland) treated as a synonym of evangelinae. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
N. p. evangelinae D'Albertis & Salvadori, 1879 – S New Guinea (Trans-Fly region) and extreme NE Australia (S to C Cape York Peninsula).
N. p. phaeton (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841) – N Western Australia (Kimberley Division), N Northern Territory and NW, NE & E Queensland.

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