The popularity of Australian Grassfinches worldwide is largely due to the hardiness of these tiny, gregarious and colourful birds. The 18 members of the Grassfinch family Estrildae recognised in Australia are featured in detail. Diagrams indicating visual differences and some 160 coloured photographs support the 80 pages of text. A must for every finch breeders library.
Introduction, Management, Nutrition, Housing, Compatibility, Methods of Regulating the Breeding Season, Fledging and Weaning, Fostering, Colour Mutations, Common Health Problems, Diagrams.
Beautiful Firetail Finches, Black-throated Grassfinches - White-rumped, Black-rumped, Blue-faced Parrot Finches, Chestnut-breasted Munias, Crimson Finches - Black-bellied, White-bellied, Diamond Firetail Finches, Double-barred Finches - White-rumped, Black-rumped, Gouldian Finches - Black-headed, Red-headed, Yellow-headed, Long-tailed Grassfinches - Yellow-billed, Red-billed, Masked Grassfinches - White-eared, Painted Firetail Finches, Pictorella Munias, Plumheaded Finches, Red-browed Finches - Lesser Red-browed Finches, Red-eared Firetail Finches, Star Finches - Eastern, Western, Yellow-rumped Munias, Zebra Finches.
Author: Russell Kingston
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