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Chaffinch - another popular garden bird. I wonder how they'll fare in the #birdwatch this year?

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Goldfinches wooed from farmland to British gardens

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Diamond Firetail Finch ( Emblema guttata ) East and south east Australia.Habitat. Eucalypt forest , grassland with acacia scrub ,open country , orchards, parks and gardens

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Mate Choice: when Mr Right isn't good enough

New study on Gouldian finches. Your colour, your size and your song are what matters if you are a bird choosing a mate. In a polymorphic species, where several colour variations exist side-by-side, mates are chosen often because they match the chooser.

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Plumage color influences choice of mates and sex of chicks in Gouldian Finches, Erythrura gouldiae

Gouldian Finch - Of all the Australian grass the Gouldian Finch is the most striking. it lives in large flocks in the north of Australia on open grassy plains with scattered tall trees near sources of permanent water. Gouldian finches avoid human habitation. (ref: Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds).

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The best reader photos of 2009

We are getting lots of Goldfinches in our garden ,snacking on the sunflower hearts and black sunflower seeds seems to be their favourite hobby...

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