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Family: Estrildidae Genus: Neochmia Preferred Scientific Name Neochmia temporalis [temporalis] (Latham, 1802) Preferred Common Name Red-browed Finch Other Common Names Red-browed Firetail     Temporal Finch Red Head Waxbill Sydney Waxbill Other Scientific Names Aegintha temporalis International Common Names English:  Red-browed Finch Spanish: Diamante Cejirrojo, Pico de Cera de Cejas Rojas French: Diamant à Cinq Couleurs Local Common Names Czech: Germany: Dornastrild, Dornamadine Italy: Diamante Cigliarosse, Astro di Sydney Netherlands: Doornastrild, Sydneyastrild Turkey: USA:  Status:  Size, Weight: about 12 cm Ring size:  Habitat: AUSTRALIA, also about other regions in AUSTRALASIA was repored The Red-Browed Finch occurs mainly from Eastern Australia, from Cape York southward through New South Wales to Victoria Kangaroo Island. The specie has also settled in Western Australia (locality of Perth). Also in parts of Tahiti and Viti Levu (Fiji Islands) it was reported about settlements. General: Their are no sexual differences in the plumage. Both sexes show general dull olive-yellow colour above, inluding the upperwing coverts and inner secondaries, and somewhat brighter at the sides of the hindneck. The primaries are dusky-brown and margined with olive. The rump and uppertail coverts are crimson. The tailfeathers are dusky-brown. The crown of head and nape are leaden-grey. The superciliary stripe extending on sides of nape are crimson. The ear coverts, throat and undersurface are ashy-grey, washed pale buff-brown. The beak is red, with a triangular black patch on culmen and on the center of the lower mandible. The legs and feet are flesh-coloured. The eyes are reddish-brown. Males are just by their call to recognize. There are 3 subspecies: The described species belongs to the subspecies Neochmia temporalis temporalis. Also the subspecies N. temporalis minor exists, with the characteristic of a white breast. The third is the subspecie N. temporalis lofty. This subspecies is often not recognized, as the differences between it and the main species are relatively difficult to detected. Number of eggs: 5 - 8 Incubation period: 13 - 15 days Nestlings leaving nest after 24 days




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