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  Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis)





Red-browed Finch | Neochmia temporalis photo
Red-browed Finch cleaning up seeds at Lamington National Park

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Red-browed Finch | Neochmia temporalis photo
Neochmia temporalis adult. Mowbullan, Queensland, Australia

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RED-BROWED FINCH FACTS

Description
The Red-browed Finch is a green and grey bird with bright red eyebrow, rump and beak.

Size
11cm

Habitat
grassy areas next to dense vegetation, often along creeks.

Food
seeds and insects

Breeding
The nest is domed with a side tunnel entrance. It is made of twigs and grass stems built in a dense shrub 1-2m from the ground. It lays 4-5 eggs.

Range
east of the Great Dividing Range from Cape York in Queensland to South Australia



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Estrildidae
Genus:Neochmia
Species:temporalis
Common Name:Red-browed Finch

Relatives in same Genus
  Plum-headed Finch (N. modesta)
  Crimson Finch (N. phaeton)
  Star Finch (N. ruficauda)