Plum-headed Finch

It is found in dry savanna and subtropical/ tropical dry shrubland in Australia. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

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The Plum-headed Finch is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Plum-headed Finch Neochmia modesta also known as Cherry Finch is a common species of estrildid finch found in Australia. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 100,000 – 1,000,000 km². Habitat - It is found in dry savanna and subtropical/ tropical (lowland) dry shrubland in Australia. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern. More

* Plum-headed Finch (c) P Waanders Part of a flock of c. 15 birds, showing males and females Lockyer Valley, Queensland, Australia Peter Waanders 10 April 2009 12 weeks ago 3.3 * 2 birds perched in bush Helidon, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species) Mat Gilfedder 25 April 2004 15 weeks ago 3 * A perched bird. More

all » Plum-headed Finch (Neochmia modesta) Filmed at Helidon, SE Qld May 1998 using Canon EX1 Hi8 & Sigma 400mm lens.« Download video - iPod/PSPDownload is starting. Save file to your computer. If the download does not start automatically, right-click this link and choose "Save As". How to get videos onto the iPod or PSP. Embed video ▲ ▼ Playlist: Related videos Loading... More

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Post Plum-headed Finch - Neochmia modestaTaken on the way home from Borah with Grant. After the initial sighting, it took us a while to finally get a shot. I was told after this event that I was now a member of the 'five finch club' :) On the weekend we saw Zebra, Red-browed, Double-barred, Diamond and the Plums. Canon 40D, 400/5.6, 1/1000th, ISO400 (approx 50% crop) Image _________________ Natural History Photographer extraordinaire ;) Website http://www.darrylluck.smugmug. More

The male Plum-Headed Finch is about 11cm long. It is deep olive brown above and has a plum colored forehead and crown. The throat, however, has a darker plum patch. It also has white wing and tail coverts. The underside is white with a zebra like olive brown pattern. It has black tail feathers and a short black beak (Everelm, 1989). The female has a more drab color variation. Also, the female lacks the plum patch on throat (Harman, 1978). More

Plum-headed Finch, Queensland, Bowra Station August 2008 © Sam Woods/Tropical Birding Just a pair hanging out with 1000+ Zebra Finches. Tropical Birding Send this as a postcard Plum-headed Finch - Plum-headed Finch, Queensland, Australia, Lake Wivenhoe January 2009 © Rob Morris A scarce finch - but quite common at present near Brisbane following a wet 12 months. More

The Plum-headed Finch breeds mainly from September-January in the south and August-March in the north. The nest is round, laterally compressed chamber of green grass which is built in thick bushes. 4-6 pure white eggs are laid. References - * BirdLife Species Factsheet This Estrildidae-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Estrildidae
Genus : Neochmia
Species : modesta
Authority : (Gould, 1837)