Black-throated Finch

About the Black-throated Finch

Also known as: Parson Finch, Black-rumped Finch, Black-throated Grassfinch, Diggles's Finch

The Black-throated Finch is a species of small songbird found in northeastern Australia. They are also known as Parson Finches.

Black-throated Finches feed on grass seeds and other plant seeds. They also take small prey items, like termites, especially during breeding season. They are fairly social and will often feed in groups of 30 or more birds; outside of breeding season, feeding flocks may be much larger.

The overall population trend for the Black-throated Finch is decreasing, in certain areas more than others. The decline is not rapid and as of October 2014 the conservation status for the species remains Least Concern.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 20 November 2014
Scientific Name
Poephila cincta
  • Passeriformes
  • Estrildidae
  • Poephila
  • P. cincta
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 4 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
4 inches

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 黑喉草雀
Czech (Cesky) pásovník krátkoocasý
Danish (Dansk) Korthalet Bæltefinke
Dutch (Nederlands) Gordelamadine
Finnish (Suomi) nyökyttäjäpeippo
French (Français) Diamant à bavette
German (Deutsch) Gürtelamadine
Italian (Italiano) Diamante bavetta
Japanese (日本語) キンセイチョウ [kinseichou]
Norwegian (Norsk) Belteastrild
Polish (Polski) amadynka czarnogardla
Russian (русский язык) Короткохвостая травяная амадина
Spanish (Español) Diamante Gorjinegro
Swedish (Svenska) Kortstjärtad bältfink
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