|Class: ||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves) iNaturalist Observation|
|Order: ||Perching Birds (Passeriformes)|
|Family: ||Weaver-finch (Estrildidae)|
|Species: ||Chestnut-Breasted Mannikin (Lonchura castaneothorax)|
|This Photo: || Front|
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
The 2 reasons for adding this, primarily Queensland, species are that
We eventually determined it was an "Escapee" (ie held locally in captivity & then escaped).
As such, we wanted to highlight that even though the books give you a locality range, it's quite possible to spot a species well outside of it's normal area (but unusual).
This individual stayed around for 2 or 3 years, living happily with a flock of Red-browed Firetails.
It is a quite beautiful finch
It was photographed free in the Adelaide Hills.
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|This species is ||an|| Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.|