DOUBLE-BARRED FINCH FACTS
The Double-barred Finch is a long-tailed grass-finch with white face bordered black, distinctively patterned like an owl face. The bird is grey-brown, with white underparts banded black above and below the chest. The wings are black, spotted white, the tail is black and the bill and legs are blue-grey. Juveniles are duller, with indistinct chest bars. There are two subspecies - the eastern race has a white rump and the western race has a black rump.
dry grassy woodlands and scrublands, open forests and farmlands.
feeds on the ground on seeds and insects
builds a rounded nest, with a side entrance and short tunnel. The nest is with grass and feathers. The nest is built one to five metres above the ground in thick shrub or tree. Sometimes builds nest in the eaves of a building. Lays 4-7 eggs.
Kimberley region of Western Australia across top end and down east coast from Cape York down the east coast to south-eastern Victoria. The eastern and western subspecies are separated around the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Double-barred Finch|
Relatives in same Genus
Zebra Finch (T. guttata)