Alternative name: Red-browed Firetail
- Neochmia temporalis
11·5 cm (4½ in)
Male: red stripe ends in straight line. Femal: red stripe ends in point.
East coast of Australia.
There are 2 subspecies
- N. t. minor:
- North East Queensland (Cape York Peninsula)
- N. t temporalis:
Open forests, woodland, mangrove forests, swamps, orchards; city and town parks and gardens.
Their diet consists mostly of grass and weed seeds and the seeds from fruit and berries. They also sometimes eat insects.
They build a domed nest of grass which has an entrance at the side. The clutch consists of 4-5 white, oval eggs. Both adults share incubation and brooding by day and roost together in the nest at night.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Oct 2017)
- Birdata.com.au - Info for Distribution Map
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Red-browed Finch. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 1 February 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Red-browed_Finch
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