Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata (prev. Poephila guttata)

Zebra Finch
Zebra Finch
The Zebra Finch male is like a clown in a jumble of stripes, spots and patterns. They are native to most of Australia and also East Timor and Indonesia.
Zebra Finch male with feather
Zebra Finch female with nesting material
Zebra Finches gathering nesting material (he with structural support and she with soft furnishings).
Zebra Finch male
Zebra Finch male
Zebra Finch male
The male has distinctive orange cheeks. He also has a redder beak, thin barring/stripes on his throat, white-spotted chestnut flanks and a zebra-striped tail.
Zebra Finch female
Zebra Finch female
The female is much plainer with a less vivid red beak, the white facial mark bordered with black lines and orange legs.
Zebra Finch juvenile
The juvenile is like the female but has a black beak.
Zebra Finch leucistic Leucistic Zebra finches are common.
Zebra Finch leucistic
Coco the Clown Coco the Clown with orange hair, bald crown, black-bordered white eye make-up, black line under eyes and shiny red nose.
Zebra Finch male
Zebra Finch male
Zebra Finch
Zebra Finches are gregarious, flocking birds and are also popular aviary birds.
Zebra Finch male
Zebra Finch male
Zebra Finch
Gathering twigs and roots
Zebra Finch male
Zebra Finch male
Zebra Finch