posing; white spots on breast; otherwise yellowish (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

Star Finch
Neochmia ruficauda

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: inhabits dry grasslands and savannahs; little sexual dimorphism.

frontal view; red bill and face (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

orange-yellow legs (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

male gathering nest material; note the red tail (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

male with nesting and courtship straw (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

courtship (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

mating (Zoo; 2013-05-29)