posing for a portrait (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

Double-barred Finch
Taeniopygia bichenovii

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: inhabits dry grasslands and scrublands of northern and eastern parts of the Australian continent; no sexual dimorphism.

frontal view showing the double bars (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

white face and underparts except for the black bars (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

black tail; black-and-white spotted wings (Zoo; 2013-05-29)

light-colored conical bill; face looks "spectacled" (Zoo; 2013-05-29)