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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:||Fawn — ホーン|
|Gender:||Hen — 雌|
|Split ring number:||36|
|Closed ring code:||JPN-17-C300|
|Born (day/month/year):||7/1/2017 (estimated)|
|DB item code:||46579|
(for the bird pictured above):
Still young, so does not have full adult colours.
|General mutation notes:||Fawn Diamond - an autosomal recessive mutation (as all fawn mutations should be; the cinnamon mutation being sex-linked). Fawn is said to have a darker chocolate chest, while cinnamon as a lighter milk chocolate chest.|
|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.