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Masked Finch

(Poephila personata)
Alternate name(s): "Masked Grass Finch", "White-eared Finch", "White-eared Grass Finch"
Size: 13.0-13.5 cm (male), 12.5-13.0 cm (female)
Weight: 12-13 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Masked Finch at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "personata"


Masked Finch, left, and Long-tailed Finch, right, foraging in a recently burnt area (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Marrakai track, NT, August 2012]

Food, Diet

Adults: Seeds Dependents: Regurgitated seeds Water intake: Daily

Like all other finches known to us, Masked Finches feed on seeds.

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