crimson finch, blood finch (Neochmia phaeton)
Description Neochmia phaeton
English: A male Crimson Finch in Middle Point, Northern Territory, Australia.
Date 9 August 2010, 03:37
Source Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton) http://www.flickr.com/photos/lipkee/4941940041/
Author Lip Kee Yap from Singapore, Republic of Singapore http://www.flickr.com/photos/64565252@N00
The crimson finch (Neochmia phaeton) is a common species of estrildid finch found in New Guinea and northern Australia. Crimson finches are commonly found in moist savannah, and subtropical/tropical (lowland) moist shrubland. The IUCN has classified the species as being of least concern. The crimson finch (also known as the blood finch) has two distinct races, the black-bellied and the white-bellied. The black-bellied is the more common in captivity and therefore is reflected in its pricing. Order: Passeriformes, Family: Estrildidae, Genus: Neochmia, Species: Neochmia phaeton (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)