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Diamond Firetail Finch
Original image copyright: Ross Walker (Ohmi Finch) 近江フィンチ
|Species:||Diamond Firetail Finch — ダイヤモンドフィンチ|
|Common names:||Diamond Sparrow, Diamond Fire-tail, Spotted-sided Finch, Diamond Firetail Finch|
|Genus:||Emblema guttata, Stagonopleura guttata|
|Mutation:||Silver — シルバー|
|Gender:||Cock — 雄|
|Split ring number:||19|
|Closed ring code:||IWA-17-007|
|Born (day/month/year):||11/1/2016 (estimated)|
|DB item code:||46416|
(for the bird pictured above):
Straight from the shipping box to the photography stage after a long travel, so looking a bit soiled.
|General mutation notes:||From Russel Kingston, The Finch; A Breeders Companion:|
"best described as a dilute. the entire colours are paler and in sunlight the bird has a 'silver' sheen".
This appears to be the same mutation as Europe's "Pastel" mutation.
|General species notes:||Disposition|
Bold and assertive. Individuals vary in how aggressive they are, giving the species an unpredictable temperament. Diamond Firetails tend to become particularly aggressive while breeding, especially towards closely-related Australian finch species such as zebra finches, owl finches, and shaft-tail finches.
Silvery grey head with black lores, white chin and throat, red eye rings, and maroon beak. The back and wings are deep grey-brown, the rump crimson, the tail black. The chest has a black band across it, the flanking is black with white dots, the belly is white, and the legs are dark grey. The juvenile has an olive-gray head, black beak, brown flanks, and white underparts.