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The Blue-Faced Parrot Finch lives in north-eastern Australia, Papua New Guinea, and surrounding island.
They eat grass and bamboo seeds, seasonally taking small insects and figs
They build oval shaped nests of grass, leaves and moss within dense trees and shrubs. The female will lay between 3 and 6 eggs a time.
Blue-Faced Parrot Finches live 6-7 years.
About the Blue-Faced Parrot Finch
The Blue-faced Parrotfinch is a species of estrildid finch mostly found in north-eatern Australia. They live in open grassland, tropical areas, mountain woods, forest edge, and eucalypt forest clearings - usually preferring dense growth adjacent to mangroves & rainforest.
Blue-faced parrot finches live in large flocks of 20-30 birds outside of the breeding season, but pair off for the mating season. These finches forage on the ground as well as among grass and low bushes, eating grass seeds, bamboo seeds, fig seeds, small berries, and termites.
Did you know?
Males have a slightly larger blue area on their head compared to females.