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Zebra Finch

Zebra Finch

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Scientific Name:

Taeniopygia guttata


Lesser Sundas Islands in Indonesia, Australia.


Seeds of grasses, grass shoots, small insect


Habitat: Grasslands, cultivated areas, rice fields.

Incubation: ~14 days / 4-6 eggs

Social structure: Singly, in pairs or flocks of up to 100 individuals or more.

Weight: 10g

Dimensions: 10cm  


Lifespan:  5


Estimated population in the wild: Common or locally abundant

Threats: There are no major threats to this species.

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Did you know that:

  1. Zebra finches are monogamous and maintain a pair bond for life.
  2. They are well known for their complex and unique songs.
  3. They recognize members of their group by their songs, allowing friendly members to visit their nesting sites and chasing away members of foreign groups.

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