Finch, Trumpeter


Name: Finch, Trumpeter

Scientific name: Bucanetes githagineus

Type: Finches and Sparrows

Color: Brown,Grey,Pink

Habitat: Desert,Fields

Size: 14cm

Conservation status:

Rare Passage Migrant


Small, rather inconspicuous, ground dwelling finch with a large head, stout bill and rather short tail. Male distinctive with grey head pinkish wash on forehead, underparts and rump, and wings. Bill an orange-red. Non-breeding female and juvenile sandy grey-buff with slightly paler rump, blackish grey wings and tail with paler feather edgings and pale yellowish bill. Legs are orangey flesh coloured. In non-breeding plumage very similar to Trumpeter Finch, but note markings of wing, tail, rump, eyebrow, bill and feet.

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