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Original image copyright: Ross Walker (Ohmi Finch) 近江フィンチ
|Species:||Pin-tailed parrotfinch — セイコウチョウ|
|Common names:||Pin-Tailed Nonpariel, Nonpariel Parrot Finch , Yellow Bellied Parrot Finch, Pin-tailed parrotfinch|
|Mutation:||Normal — ノーマル|
|Gender:||Cock — 雄|
|Split ring number:||1|
|DB item code:||46432|
|General mutation notes:||This is the normal variety.|
(for the bird pictured above)?:
Imported from Europe. Still a little soiled after his long journey.
|General species notes:||The pin-tailed parrotfinch (Erythrura prasina) is a common species of estrildid finch found in Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Burma, and Thailand. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 10,000,000 km2.|
It is found in subtropical/tropical in both montane and lowland moist forest, and is also found in bamboo thickets and rice plantations. Flocks of this species can do great damage to rice crops, and in parts of its range it is classed as a pest. The IUCN has classified the species as being of least concern. It is a popular cage bird.
On August 2, 2007 scientists on an expedition to the upper ranges of Mount Mantalingahan in southern Palawan province in the Philippines announced the discovery, with other animals, of the pin-tailed parrot finch, according to Dr. Lawrence Heaney, a biologist from the Chicago Field Museum.