Finch, Desert


Name: Finch, Desert

Scientific name: Rodospiza obsoleta

Type: Finches and Sparrows

Color: Black,Brown,White

Habitat: Desert

Size: 14.5cm

Conservation status:



Pale greyish buff finch with striking wing pattern and short black bill. Flight feathers mostly black with white edges and pink panel on coverts and base of secondaries. Male has black lores and bill base. Female drabber with less pink, black and white in wing, and lacks black face-patch. Juvenile has straw coloured, dark tipped bill and may be confused with young Trumpeter Finch. Often feeds on ground.

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