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Plumheaded Finch - Finch mutation

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Plumheaded Finch

Original image copyright: Ross Walker (Ohmi Finch)  近江フィンチ

Species: Plumheaded Finch サクラスズメ
Common names: Plumhead, Plum-capped Finch, Modest Finch, Cherry Finch, Plain-coloured Finch
Genus: Neochmia modesta Amadina modesta?
Mutation: Fawn フォーン
Gender: Cock
Split ring number:  6
Born:  4/1/2016 (estimated)
DB item code: 46273
General mutation notes: The fawn mutation is a sex-linked mutation. Thus, there are no "split fawn" females, and mating a fawn cock with a normal hen will produce fawn hens (no normals) and normal split fawn cocks.
(for the bird pictured above)?
General species notes: Size: 11cm
Habitat: Near swamps or rivers. In tall grass or shrubbery of nearby floodplains.
Distribution: From Northern Queensland southward through the interior of eastern Australia to new South Wales.

Nesting: Builds a small dome nest that is slightly taller than it is wide. Made with green grasses and no entrance tunnel, the nest is sometimes lined with feathers. The nest are built low to the ground and usually made in amongst dense shrub an live grass.

Sexing: Males have a dark spot below the beak which is not present on the female.

Data source: http://australianfinches.com/FinchVarieties/AustralianFinches/PlumheadedFinch.aspx

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