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Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis) - Wiki
Subject: Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis) - Wiki
Red-browed Finch or Firetail (Neochmia temporalis).jpg
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Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis) - Wiki

Red-browed Finch
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Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae

[Photo] Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis), O'Reillys Guest House, Qld, Australia. Date: January 2008. Author: Glen Fergus (

The Red-browed Finch or Red-browed Firetail, Neochmia temporalis is an estrildid finch that inhabits the east coast of Australia. This species is also been introduced to French Polynesia for breeding. It is commonly found in temperate forest and dry savanna habitats. It may also be found in dry forest and mangrove habitats in tropical region.

The species has a wide red stripe above its eye.
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Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis)
French: Diamant à cinq couleurs German: Dornastrild Spanish: Diamante Cejirrojo
Other common names: Red-browed Firetail, Red-browed Waxbill, Sydney Waxbill, Australian Waxbill, Sydney Firetail
Taxonomy: Fringilla temporalis Latham, 1801, “New Holland“=Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Often placed in a monotypic genus, Aegintha, but appears to be closely related to N. phaeton. Nominate race and minor intergrade in E Queensland (from S of Cooktown S to Atherton Tableland). Proposed race loftyi (described from Mt Lofty, in South Australia) is synonymized with nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
N. t. minor (A. J. Campbell, 1901) – NE Queensland (Cape York Peninsula S to Atherton Tableland).
N. t. temporalis (Latham, 1801) – coastal Queensland (from S of Cooktown) S, inland to W slopes of Great Dividing Range, to Victoria and South Australia (W to Mt Lofty Ranges and Kangaroo I).

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