Cut Throat Finch
The cut-throat finch (Amadina fasciata) is a common species of estrildid finch found throughout Africa; it is also known as the bearded finch, the ribbon finch, the cut throat, and the weaver finch. The cut-throat finch has plumage that is pale, sandy brown with flecks of black all over. They have a black-brown tail, a thick white chin and cheeks, and a chestnut brown patch on the belly. The legs are a pink fleshy color. The adult male has a bright red band across its throat (thus the name “cut throat”), while the male juveniles have a slightly duller red band.
Origin : Africa Size / Weight: 5″
Life Span: 8 to 10 years Sexing: Cut-throat finches are easily sexed.
Breeding: Cut-throat finches usually use nests constructed by other birds . A clutch usually consists of 4 to 6 white eggs, which hatch after an incubation period of 12 days.