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Taeniopygia guttata Zebra Finch Skull Birds Aves Passeriformes Estrilidae

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Origin : Italy

Size : cm 2.5

Chestnut-Eared Sunda Zebra Finch Skull Taeniopygia guttata cm 2.5 Birds Aves Passeriformes Estrildidae, complete of mandible, only a piece, as in photos.
Family: Estrildidae.
Common name: Chestnut-Eared Sunda Zebra Finch.

The Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata Vieillot, 1817) is a passerine bird of which two subspecies are generally recognized.
The scientific name of the species derives from the Latin gutta ("drop"), in reference to the characteristic black stripe under the eyes that resembles a tear streaking the face.
The zebra finch is widespread in large coastal areas of eastern and southern Australia, as well as on various Sunda Islands.
These are small birds, measuring between 8 and 12 cm in length and weighing up to 12 grams; the two sexes have similar dimensions, but it presents a clear sexual dimorphism as regards the color of the plumage.
These are diurnal birds with gregarious habits; they tend to be sedentary, but do not hesitate to make even considerable movements in case of shortage of food or water. They are mainly granivorous and very voracious, meaning they tend to feed quickly, dropping a lot of food on the ground: this behavior in nature is very useful for seed dispersal. Both sexes collaborate in building the nest: the male takes care of the architecture, the female takes care of its padding. Inside it the female lays from 2 to 7 eggs. Life expectancy in the wild is around 2-3 years, while in captivity these animals live longer. The mandarin diamond is highly appreciated as a pet: by virtue of its rusticity and resistance, combined with its beautiful coloring and liveliness, it has been bred and reproduced in captivity for centuries.

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