Genus and Habitat: Taeniopygia guttata
Zebra finches are the most common songbirds in Central Australia. Males have a colourful plumage consisting of white, black, grey, orange and brown colours, female Zebra finches are uniformly grey.
These small birds generally occur in more arid areas close to water. Within these areas, they are found in grasslands and savannahs with scattered trees and shrubs, and in open or grassy woodlands. They can also be found in cultivated areas, such as rice fields.
Zebra finches are the most popular cage bird for more than 100 years!
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