Masked Finch

It is 12.5-13.5 cm long. The male is larger but the sexes are otherwise similar. It is cinnamon-brown above and paler below with a white rump, black mark on the flanks and black face mask. It has a heavy yellow bill and a pointed black tail. The eastern subspecies P. p. leucotis has whitish cheeks.

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Original source: Justin Rumao from Crestview Hills, KY, USA
Author: Justin Rumao from Crestview Hills, KY, USA

The Masked Finch is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

* Temperament: The Masked finch is generally a peaceful bird that can be bred in small aviary or in a mixed collection in a larger aviary. They breed well as a colony in an aviary. Do not mix with other birds of the Poephila group due to the possibility of them hybridizing. Generally make good parents. More

The Masked Finch (Poephila personata) is a small passerine bird in the estrildid finch family, Estrildidae. It is a common resident of dry savanna across northern Australia, from the Kimberley, across the Top End, the Gulf country and the southern part of Cape York Peninsula, as far east as Chillagoe, but always near water. It is 12.5-13.5 cm long. The male is larger but the sexes are otherwise similar. More

Masked Finch, which we encountered on the recent trip to Cape York Peninsula. There are two races. This one, the ‘White-eared Finch’ (Poephila personata leucotis) occurs only on Cape York, while the nominate brown cheeked race (personata) occurs from northwestern Queensland through the top end of the Northern Territory to the Kimberley district of northern Western Australia. Both races are distinguishable from the closely related Black-throated and Long-tailed Finches (P. cincta and P. More

the Masked Finch or the Long-tailed Finch or any of the subspecies. AVIARY SPECIFICATIONS. WIRE MESH: 1/4 x 1/4 or 6 mm x 6 mm Also known as mouse wire LENGTH: 11ft 6in or 3575 mm WIDTH:6ft or 1800 mm HEIGHT: 8ft or 2400 mm SHED: Half the aviary should be enclosed. These are recommendations only and individual breeders may have different dimensions and specifications. More

The Masked Finch is a common resident of Grasslands with at least a few Shrubs and Grassy tropical Woodlands across Northern Australia from The Kimberly across the Top End, The Gulf Country and The Southern part of Cape York Peninsula. as far east as Chilagoe, but always near Water. The Birds are mostly on the Ground where they collect halfriped Grass Seed. More

Masked Finches For Sale - Masked Finch - Photo 1 Photo of a masked finch from Broken Head Aviaries Here are some photos of the Masked finches we have at Broken Head Aviaries. Have a look at some of the photos that we have so far, taken in our aviaries. We wil soon be adding more photos to this page, so please check back here soon. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Estrildidae
Genus : Poephila
Species : personata
Authority : Gould, 1842