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Cherry Finchs live in Eastern Australia.
In the wild Cherry Finchs primarily eat grass seeds, or other small seeds, and the occasional invertebrate.
They can live 7-8 years.
They lay 4-6 white eggs, which both parents help incubate. Chicks take approximately 12 days to hatch, and they fledge around 22 days later.
About the Cherry Finch
The Cherry Finch, also known as the Plum Headed finch, is found across eastern Australia. It is most often seen in tall grass or shrubbery near floodplains, rivers or swamps. Grass seeds is what they feed on mainly and this motivates where they live. They also use the same tall grasses for their nest building.
In the wild, the Plum headed finch often moves around within an area to find the right food and nesting places. They will often use lightly timbered areas and even farmland to find the right place to live.
Did you know?
These birds are also known as ‘Plum-headed Finches’ due to the coloured patch on their head.