The Zebra Finch, Taeniopygia guttata, is the most common and familiar estrildid finch of Central Australia and ranges over most of the continent, avoiding only the cool moist south and the tropical far north. It also can be found natively in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. The bird has been introduced to Puerto Rico, Portugal and the U.S..
The ground-dwelling Zebra Finch grows to a size of about 10 cm long and prefers to eat grass seeds. This species vocalizations consist mostly of chattering trills and calls.
Nikon D80 – Sigma 105mm DG Macro lens at f/4