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Fawn Shaft Tail Finch - Caged Bird Australian Poephila Acuticauda Bird

Fawn Shaft Tail Finch Caged Bird Australian

Notable traits of the Fawn Shaft Tail Finch Bird: Caged Bird Australian (Poephila Acuticauda)
Availability: For sale! Interested?
Price: $50 (sold individually)
Latin Name: Poephila Acuticauda
Common Name: Fawn Shaft Tail Finch
Description: Grey head, black "bib" extending from chin to the throat, black markings extending from each side of the beak to the eye, brown back and wings, pinkish-brown colored breast and belly, black thighs, white rump, black tail with long tail wires, orange legs. The Long-tailed grassfinch has a yellow beak, and the Heck's grassfinch (which is considered the subspecies) has a red beak (although sometimes it is more orange, probably due to indiscriminate mating of the subspecies to the nominate form). Juveniles emerge from the nest with a black beak, flesh-colored legs and feet, a smaller bib than the adult, and with duller plumage overall.
Gender Determination: Sexing Only the cock sings Cocks may be induced to sing by temporarily placing them in a cage by themselves out of sight of other finches When compared to males hens may have a slightly smaller bib less pronounced thigh band smaller bill and/or the
Trainability: Very Low
Length: 5 inches
Average Lifespan: 12 years
Song: The song consists of a series of soft notes, some of which are flute-like, and ends in a long mournful note. Individual songs may vary.
Diet: Seed, fruit,veggies and incects
Loudness: Fairly quiet
Notes: When landing on a perch, a Shaft-tail finch will bob its head up and down in a comical manner. Head-bobbing may also be used to greet each other. Clumping and allopreening occur commonly between members of a flock. Shaft-tails live in groups year-round. They love to sun bathe, but shaded areas should always be available to them within their enclosure. They may roost in a nest at night; wild Shaft-tails often build roosting nests outside of the breeding season for this purpose. Shaft-tails drink water by sucking.
Mutations: Normal
Age of Maturity: 1
Average Clutch Size: 4-6
Habitat: Australia
References: SeedEggfoodToy
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