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Zebra Finch

(Taeniopygia guttata)


Category: Birds



These handsome little birds are native to Australia, East Timor, and Indonesia. They can be found in many different types of habitats, including human-disturbed areas. They are able to nest almost anywhere – this can include bushes, rabbit holes, termite mounds, nests of other birds, and ledges of buildings. They are popular as pets and used extensively in genetic research.




Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Aves
Order - Passeriformes
Family - Estrildidae
Genus - Taeniopygia
Species - T. guttata

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