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plum-headed finch, cherry finch (Neochmia modesta)
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plum-headed finch, cherry finch (Neochmia modesta)

Description Plum-headed Finch
Date 20 April 2014, 09:22
Source Plum-headed Finch
Author Greg Miles from Australia

The plum-headed finch (Neochmia modesta) also known as cherry finch is a common species of estrildid finch found in Australia. It is found in dry savannah and subtropical/tropical (lowland) dry shrubland in Australia. The IUCN has classified the species as being of least concern. The plum-headed finch breeds mainly from September to January in the south and from August to March in the north. The nest is round, laterally compressed chamber of green grass and is built in thick bushes. Four to six pure white eggs are laid. Order: Passeriformes, Family: Estrildidae, Genus: Neochmia, Species: Neochmia modesta (Gould, 1837).

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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