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  Blue-faced Parrot-Finch (Erythrura trichroa)





Blue-faced Parrot-Finch | Erythrura trichroa photo
Blue-faced Parrot-finch (Erythrura trichroa) At Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia.

Image by Peter Halasz - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



BIRD FACTS

Description
The Blue-faced Parrot-Finch is a brightly coloured finch with a blue head, green body and red rump and red upper surface on the tail. The female is similar to the male but has less blue on the face. Juveniles have all green head and duller tail.

Size
12 cm

Habitat
rainforest edges

Food
seeds, plants, insects

Breeding
The nest is pear shaped made of grass with an entrance tunnel.

Range
The Blue-faced Parrot-Finch is found on eastern Cape York Peninsula in Queensland. It is also found in Japan, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and other islands in the region

distribution map showing range of Erythrura trichroa in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Estrildidae
Genus:Erythrura
Species:trichroa
Common Name:Blue-faced Parrot-Finch

Relatives in same Genus
  Gouldian Finch (E. gouldiae)