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Cordon Bleu Finch

Cordon bleu finches are high-energy animals, and need to be able to fly inside their cages in order to stay healthy.

They are very social birds who often form large colonies in the wild. For this reason, they need a lot of social interaction with other birds in order to stay happy and healthy. It is best to keep at least two cordon bleu finches together.

 

The Blue-Capped Cordon Bleu are very striking African birds. The males head, body and tail are deep sky blue in color with the wings, underbelly and back being fawn/beige. Females lack the sky blue coloring covering the whole head instead, the top of the hens head is the same color as the wings. The face, breast and tail of the female species are sky blue like the male but appear much duller.

Cut Throat Finch

The Cut-throat Finch (Amadina fasciata) is a common species of estrildid finch found in Africa and originated in Africa, also known as the Bearded Finch, the Ribbon Finch, the Cut Throat, or the Weaver Finch.

 

These birds are around 5 inches in size and as mentioned, they can be sexed by the male bird having a bright red slash across his throat.

 

The plumage is pale, sandy brown with flecks of black all over

They have a black-brown tail, a thick white chin and cheeks, and a chestnut brown patch on the belly. The legs are a pink fleshy.

Gouldain

The Gouldian finch is prized primarily for its gorgeous plumage. This small bird is available in a variety of striking, vibrant colors.

 

Gouldian is a quiet enough bird that peeps and sings a little. They make a pleasant sound that is doubtful to wake you up or create a problem with neighbors.

Gray Singer Finch

The Gray Singer would have one of the most melodious voices of all the finches available to aviculturists in Australasia.

 

People hearing them for the first time cannot believe that such a beautiful song could emanate from such a drab package!

 

The Gray Singer is around 11cms in length and the sexes are identical.

Being very territorial, they tend to get aggressive when more birds of their own species are placed in the same cage. Therefore it is advisable to place only a single pair in an aviary or cage to avoid any collision.

 

One of the striking qualities inherent in them is the powerful singing quality of the male finches.

Green Singer Finch

The green singer finch is a small African relative of the canary. Only the males sing in a beautiful lilting voice.

 

Males and females resemble each other, but the females tend to be duller in color.

 

The finches are quite hardy and long-lived. Average lifespan can easily top 20 years. They also tame easily and make wonderful companions. Green singers have strong breeding instincts that need to be addressed, even as pets.

Owl Finch

The owl finch a grass finch, also known as the Bicheno finch or the double-barred finch, is a lively addition to a community aviary and a good bird for the novice who may not have a lot of experience with birds.

 

In terms of coloration, the owl finch cant compete with another popular Australian citizen, the Gouldian, or even the common zebra finch, but its distinctive markings and social disposition give it a character all its own.

 

It stands between 3 and 4 inches in length, and has two distinct black bars above and below a whitish-beige chest, one bar circling the underpart of the chin, and the other rounding the birds underside.

Paradise Whydah Finch

Paradise Whydahs are small, resident (non-migratory) African songbirds. These finches were named for the very long, flowing tails of the breeding males - a plumage detail that is thought to attract females during the breeding season.

 

These finches are also known as Widow Birds because of their darker plumages and, again, their long black tails.

Red Billed Fire Finch

The red-billed firefinch is 3.9 inch in length. The adult male has entirely scarlet plumage apart from brown wings. The bill is pink, and there is a yellow eye-ring. Females have uniformly brown upperparts and buff underparts. There is a small red patch in front of both eyes, and the bill is pink.

 

Firefinches are quite amiable towards other finches and small softbills, and are excellent candidates for mixed species aviaries.

Zebra Finch

Perhaps the most popular finch due to its availability and price, the zebra finch has been kept in captivity for more than a 100 years.

 

Zebra finches breed readily, and are a good beginners bird, easy to care for and requiring a minimal time commitment.

 

Because they are generally kept in pairs, zebra finches will not need you to keep them company merely play the radio while you are out, and talk to them when you are in other than that they will be fine on their own