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Zebra Finch

Yellow-naped Parrot

About the Zebra Finch

Zebra Finches are common finches that live all over Australia. They have also been introduced and live wild in Portugal and the United States of America. Males are beautifully marked with bright orange beaks and orange cheeks.

Zebra Finches are known for their enthusiastic and creative singing. Their call is a loud 'beep' and their song is a few small beeps, leading up to a rhythmic song of varying complexity in males. Females lack a singing ability.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 15 January 2008
Scientific Name Taeniopygia guttata
  • Passeriformes
  • Estrildidae
  • Taeniopygia
  • T. guttata
Birdorable Family Finches
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 16 March 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
4 to 4.7 inches
.5 to 1 ounces
Range Southeast Asia

International Names

  • Zebřička Pestrá (Czech)
  • Zebrafinke (Danish)
  • Zebravink (Dutch)
  • Seeprapeippo (Finnish)
  • Diamant Mandarin (French)
  • Zebrafink (German)
  • Diamante Mandarino (Italian)
  • キンカチョウ (Kinkachou) (Japanese)
  • 금화조 (Geumhwajo) (Korean)
  • Sebrafink (Norwegian)
  • Zeberka (Polish)
  • Зебровая амадина (Russian)
  • Diamante Mandarín (Spanish)
  • Zebrafink (Swedish)

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