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    Zebra Finch Facts

    ArticlePasserine AdviceThursday 09 December 2010
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    Zebra finches have beautiful vocals which have drawn the attention of many for years; making them extremely popular for breeders. This guide on Zebra finches will tell you some things you might not have known before about Zebra finches.

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    Where are Zebra Finches From?

    Zebra finches are one of the most common breeds of finch in central Australia. Zebra finches are also found in Indonesia, Portugal and the USA. Zebra finches are usually found in dry areas and wooded grassland close to water.

     

    What do Zebra Finches Look Like?

    Zebra finches are usually 10cm in length and have feathers in different shades of grey. Zebra finches gained their name because of the black and white markings on their tails. The throat of this finch is pale grey and the stomach is often coloured chestnut. Sometimes you can see white spots on the sides of the Zebra finches belly. They have red eyes and orange and yellow feet which make them stand out from the crowd.

     

    Zebra Finch Breeding

    Breeding usually takes place between October and April. It is the female Zebra finch that takes charge and chooses the nesting site and the male will collect all the materials needed to build the nest.

    Female Zebra finches can lay between 3 and 12 eggs and they will hatch after about two weeks.

     

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