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Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton)
Subject: Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton)
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Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton)

Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton)

Taken at the Australia Zoo
Taken on July 9, 2007

Author: destabee (
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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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