Tuesday, September 6, 2011

World Bird Wednesday - Red-Browed Finch

Just to show that all the good value finches dont live in the Americas I thought I'd post these pictures.



These little gems are Red-Browed Finches. They are only about 11 cm long and can often be found in small flocks feeding on seeds in the grass – or split seed and grain around bird tables!
They are one of a small number of birds that have done (reasonably) well out of agriculture –it tends to produce the grassland and clearings that the favour. For all of the brightness of the brow and tail they are sometimes hard to see in longer grass and you only find them as you flush them. I was rather pleased when the bird sat on the wire gate!







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Enjoy the birds.

19 comments:

Arija said...

We have quite a few colourful fiches, yours are really cute. Nice captures.

The road from Ararat to Halls Gap is open, as is the road from Dunkeld. MacKenzie falls is close and the road to Stawell but the road to Roses Gap, Mt.Zero and beyond is open and has some delightful hooded green orchids along it.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, they are beautiful! :)

Veronica said...

What a cutie! thanks for stopping by and I just remebered that you mentioned another blog of yours that I should look at,sorry forgot!

Veronica

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful, colorful bird!! Love your capture for the day!! Hope you have a great week, Stewart!

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

Stewart, they are pretty birds and colorful too. Great sighting and photos.

joo said...

They are so beautiful, Stewart!

Gary said...

Such a vivid red!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Andrew said...

A beautiful little bird to see Stewart...
so colourful.

fjÀllripan said...

What a sweet and coulorful little bird, Great captured! :)

mick said...

Beautiful little birds.

Kim, USA said...

I don't think if I saw this kind of bird here. We have finches but not this color. Just gorgeous!

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are darling. Red-brown seems like too drab a name for them.

Red Nomad OZ said...

They're quite common where I live, but there's nothing common about their looks!!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I've never seen these finches before, maybe they are more a southern bird. They are rather pretty.

Carletta said...

He is a handsome fellow for sure!
Love the second shot where you caught a seed in his mouth. :)

Hilke Breder said...

Beautiful photos, Stewart. Why does Australia have the most colorful birds - even little seed-eaters that would be mere "little brown jobs" here?

Springman said...

Another beautiful Australian bird! You seem to have a lock on colorful species. Nice that they showed themselves so well for you!

Pat said...

Wow! They're beautiful little birds - so colorful! Nice captures.

NatureFootstep Bird said...

wow, that´s colorful finch. It is really strange about finches. They are either so dull you don´t see them or they are so flashing it almost blinding you. :)
I´m posting a Siberian Jay this week. :)

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