Thursday, 7 January 2016

In-between fieldwork: Red-browed finch

Red-browed finch (Neochmia temporalis) is the most common finch around Canberra. I'd often see pairs of them in bushes during the day.

Early in the morning I would come across little groups foraging on the ground, between the grass too.

When the spring kicked-in I saw some nest-building too. It looks very funny, as the finches are rather small, but they carry super-long bits of grass. It looks like a tiny bird with a very long tail or a mini peacock struggling to fly away! 

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