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Stizoptera bichenovii

21 Double-barred Finch at Palmerston, ACT

Stizoptera bichenovii at Palmerston, ACT - 29 Jul 2022
Stizoptera bichenovii at Palmerston, ACT - 29 Jul 2022
Stizoptera bichenovii at Palmerston, ACT - 29 Jul 2022
Stizoptera bichenovii at Palmerston, ACT - 29 Jul 2022
Stizoptera bichenovii at Palmerston, ACT - 29 Jul 2022
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Stizoptera bichenovii 30 Jul 2022 michaelb
Stizoptera bichenovii 30 Jul 2022 pjpiper

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Snuggling together on a clear cold morning.

2 comments

RogerF wrote:
   31 Jul 2022
Very cute. Are they related?
pjpiper wrote:
   1 Aug 2022
RogerF, I have no way to tell. The flock of about 20 flies off if I get too close. They have been arriving at about mid-afternoon most days for the past few weeks, and spend an hour or so snacking on grass seeds or just roosting and grooming. Related or not, they certainly seem to like each other.

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Stizoptera bichenovii (Double-barred Finch) at Palmerston, ACT - 20 Jul 2022 by pjpiper
Stizoptera bichenovii (Double-barred Finch) at Palmerston, ACT - 20 Jul 2022 by pjpiper

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 12 Abundance
  • 29 Jul 2022 02:17 PM Recorded on
  • pjpiper Recorded by

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