Zebra Finch

The ground-dwelling Zebra Finch grows to a size of about 10 centimetres long and prefers to eat grass seeds. This species' vocalizations consist mostly of chattering trills and calls.

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

This is the new and improved Zebra Finches on the Internet page. This page is designed for everyone with an interest in these fantastic birds, and I have lots of interesting information for everyone. If you are searching for something specific, try selecting one of the following topics for further information: Care = This is a short introduction to the basic care of Zebra Finches. Find out what food they eat and what type of cage to get. More

The Zebra Finch, Taeniopygia guttata, is the most common and familiar estrildid finch of Central Australia and ranges over most of the continent, avoiding only the cool moist south and the tropical far north. It also can be found natively in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. The bird has been introduced to Puerto Rico, Portugal and the U.S.. The ground-dwelling Zebra Finch grows to a size of about 10 centimetres (3.9 in) long and prefers to eat grass seeds. More

A highly gregarious species, the zebra finch can be found in pairs or, more often, large flocks. The call is a "tya" or "tchee." The song, given by displaying males, is a mixture of trills and nasal notes. FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET Feeds on the ground on a variety of grass seeds and shoots. The ability to go long periods without water (up to 513 days in one study) and the pigeon-like manner of drinking has allowed this species to survive long periods of drought. More

It is easy to understand why the zebra finch is aviculture's most popular bird. The zebra's hardiness makes it an excellent choice for beginners and its' cheerful nature makes it beloved by the most advanced birdkeepers. This colorful little finch forever seems to be singing its' bright two note little song as it bounces about the cage busily working at either improving the nest or raising this seasons group of colorful youngsters. More

The Zebra Finch Society is an International Finch Society Devoted to both Zebra Finches and Society Finches. Our members come from around the world with most here in the U.S. We believe that through careful planning and management that Zebra Finches and Society Finches will remain one of the most kept and enjoyed of all caged birds. Order an official ZFS Egg Candler! Check fertility of each egg in a nest without removing the eggs. More

Zebra finches breed well in captivity and sing all year round. Their song is relatively simple and highly stereotyped once learned. Young zebra finches reach adulthood in ~3 months, enabling us to study the whole song development process in a short period of time. There are many parallels between human and songbird vocal learning. More

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Zebra FinchesZebra finches (poephila guttata) can be found all around Australia, except for the northwestern, southeastern, and southwestern coasts. Description: They average 4 inches (10 cm) in length and weigh between 10 to 16 grams. Lots of color variations have been bred in captivity. Please refer to photos on this page. Aviculture: I kept and bred zebra finches for years and it was one of my most enjoyable experiences. More

Florida Fancy zebra finches (hen in insert). Hens Normal and fawn hens. CFW BC Chestnut Flanked White cock, Black Cheeked hen. BC cock normal hen Normal hen and Black-cheeked cock. OB Orange Breasted cock. Penguin Penguin cock. Pied Pied cock. Note the hint of a cheek patch and breast bar. Pied cock Pied cock. More

Zebra Finches exist in a variety of colours. The most commonly known are the normal greys, fawn, white and pied, but there are a number of other colours available to Zebra Finch keepers. The Zebra Finch Designer helps you figure out what the various mutations look like alone and in combination. Read More... More

Ok lets face it, breeding Zebra Finches is easy. They just do it on their own. But as your flock grows complications can arise and it really helps to know more about breeding Zebra Finches than just the basics.. Finding a "pair" Zebra Finches are easy to sex. Males can be visually distinguished from females. More

Zebra Finches are great birds for a beginner or any bird enthusiast! These attractive little creatures are hardy, inexpensive, active, and one of the easiest birds to keep and breed. They are long-lived, with a life span in captivity of about 12 years. More

Zebra Finches, (have the scientific name, Poephila guttata) are small birds (averaging 9cm) and are native to the Australian grasslands. Australia currently has a closed door policy prohibiting the exportation of animals from the country. Therefore, most species of Australia finches found outside of the country were not born in Australia. More

Zebra finches are arguably the most popular species found in the North American pet trade. They are attractive birds, and males are easily distinguished from the females. The males have black and white bars on the throat and breast, orange cheek patches and brown on the sides of the body. Both males and females have red-orange beaks, although the male's is much brighter in hue. The above description applies to the wild type coloration; a wide variety of color mutations are now available. More

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Origin: Zebra Finches are distributed over much of Australia, Tasmania and Flores Islands (northwest of Australia). Mutations/Sub-species: There are domesticated mutations in many parts of the world including the USA. Some of the more common mutations include: Fawn, Pied, Saddleback, Penguin, White, CFW (Chesnutt Flanked White), Florida Fancy, Creasted, Yellow-beaked, Dominant Silver, Recessive Silver, Dominant Cream and Recessive Cream. Newer mutations include: Lightback, Orange Breasted, Black Breasted, Black Face, Black Cheek and Fawn Cheek. . More

The Zebra Finch is an ideal species with which to begin bird keeping. There are several different forms of this domesticated species. The description below is for the original color. Description: Size: 15 cm (5 in) COCK: Body: grey. Under parts: buff and white. Ear patches: bright chestnut. Flanks: chestnut, spotted with white. Throat: black and white barred. Beak: red. Legs: orange. More

In the wild, the zebra finch is a communal bird, living in flocks of up to 100 members. Thus, I recommend keeping them in large groups. I have found that six to eight birds can live comfortably in a four-foot flight cage. Since zebra finches tend to partner for life, there must be equal numbers of both sexes. Like most birds, zebra finches are diurnal - active in the daytime. They awake with the sun. I haven't found a nicer way to greet the day. More

The mature male zebra finch is generally more colourful and easily distinguishable from the female. The classic male possesses bright orange cheeks, black and white striping across the throat and breast and brown spots on either side of the body. The normal male bird has a grey upper body and wings. The belly is white. The beak and legs are a red-orange colour. On each side of the head is a cheek patch. There is a 'tear drop' mark under the eye. More

Picture of Taeniopygia guttata above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike.
Original source: Bartosz Senderek
Author: Bartosz Senderek
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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Estrildidae
Genus : Taeniopygia
Species : guttata
Authority : (Vieillot, 1817)