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AUSTRALIAN FINCHES
DIAMOND SPARROW (EMBLEMA GUTTATA)

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AUSTRALIAN FINCHES FOR THOSE WITH SOME EXPERIENCE OF BREEDING FINCHES
SPECIES OF FINCH
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THE PICTORELLA FINCH(LONCHURA PECTORALIS)
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DIAMOND SPARROW (EMBLEMA GUTTATA)
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ABOUT THE DIAMOND SPARROW.

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This species is found mainly in the SOUTH of QUEENSLAND, IN new south wales AND eastern PARTS OF south australia. They spend much of their time on the ground, and in low-growing shrubs, and exist on a diet of wild grass seeds and small insects, the latter especially when feeding their young. In the wild, these birds are double- brooded, their breeding season commencing in the early autumn and lasting until the new year. They build a large nest of various grasses, with an opening protruding at the side; the eggs are white and fairly long in shape, each nest numbering from five to six eggs. In their native land, they build freely near houses and if not disturbed will return to the same site year after year.

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