Taeniopygia bichenovii

Taeniopygia bichenovii

double-barred finch

(Double-barred Finch)

FAMILY

Passeridae

Species

Taeniopygia bichenovii

Common name

Double-barred Finch

Main colour(s)

Dark brown, grey and white

Distinctive feature

Double black bars on chest, size 10-11 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

Another small grass seed eating bird, they are easily recognised by the double black bars on the chest, and the white face is bordered by a black area. Wings are black and spotted with white, tail black, underparts pale brownish-grey. Legs and feet grey, eyes black, bill grey-blue.

Additional Photos

3 finches eating grassseeds

Eating Grass Seeds