Red Brow Finches

Vicki Childs

Doonside, Australia

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These gorgeous little beings were quite happy to be snapped munching away on some birdseed we had left out the night previously. This is in the beautiful area of Kurrajong, which borders the Grosse Valley in NSW.

Often seen foraging for grass seeds on the ground, the Red-browed Finch usually occurs in flocks of up to 10 birds and sometimes more. It often forages with other seed-eating birds, especially other finches and parrots, such as Red-rumped Parrots. Red-browed Finches also often associate with small insectivorous species, especially family groups of Superb Fairy-wrens, as well as Yellow-rumped Thornbills. The association with the fairy-wrens is especially interesting, as the simple song of the Red-browed Finch sometimes sounds superficially similar to the contact call of the Superb Fairy-wren.

I love the little ‘odd one out’ caught looking up while all others are busy filling their tiny bellies.

Canon 500D No edit, straight off camera.

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