CHERRY FINCH

Neochmia modesta 

Did you know?

These birds are known as 'Plum-headed Finches' due to the coloured patch on their head.

Home: Eastern Australia

Diet: In the wild, they primarily eat grass seeds, or other small seeds, and the occasional invertebrate.

Lifestyle: They are found in multiple habitats, from dry savannah to floodplains, rivers or swamps. They can be seen perching in tall grass or shrubbery.

Young: Females typically lay 4-6 white eggs and both parents incubate the nest and take approximately 12 days for chicks to hatch. 

Lifespan: 7-8 years. 

Conservation Status: Least Concern.