Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii) - HBW 15, p. 357
French: Diamant de Bicheno
Spanish: Diamante de Bichenov
Other common names: Double-banded Finch, Owl/Bicheno/Banded/Ringed Finch; Black-ringed Finch (annulosa)
Taxonomy: Fringilla Bichenovii Vigors and Horsfield, 1827, Shoalwater Bay and Broad Sound, southern Queensland, Australia.
Genus sometimes subsumed in Poephila. This species has sometimes been separated in a monotypic genus, Stizoptera. Races intergrade in region S of Gulf of Carpenteria, from where most museum specimens are either white-rumped or black-rumped; in breeding experiments with captives, mixed pairs of black-rumped race annulosa and white-rumped nominate produced white-rumped offspring, suggesting a single genetic locus with white dominant over black. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- annulosa ( Gould, 1840) - N Western Australia (E from Dampier Land) and N Northern Territory.
- bichenovii ( Vigors & Horsfield, 1827) - E Northern Territory (coastal region), N & E Queensland, New South Wales and N Victoria.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 9 videos
A bird feeding on a grass head. Locality Shepards Lookout, Woodstock Nature Reserve, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Stephen Wallace 19 March 2012 1 year ago 32 sec 4.8
A bird feeding on the bare ground Locality Mareeba Wetland, Queensland, Australia (ssp bichenovii)
Keith Blomerley 6 November 2003 5 years ago 30 sec 4
A scene of the depredation of a nestling by an Eastern Brown Snake, while the adult is watching from a branch Locality East O’Malley, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (ssp bichenovii)
Geoffrey Dabb 30 November 2003 5 years ago 1 min 10 sec 3.9
A bird resting on a branch Locality Lockyer Valley, Queensland, Australia (ssp bichenovii)
Eldert Groenewoud 19 July 2007 4 years ago 16 sec 3.9
Two birds perched, then flying away. Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 21 March 2008 4 years ago 20 sec 3.5
Two birds drinking at the water's edge Locality Mareeba Wetland, Queensland, Australia (ssp bichenovii)
Peter Nash 22 October 2006 6 years ago 43 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 10 photos
Pair of Double-barred Fiches at water trough
Locality Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
David Taylor 1 January 2009 2 years ago 3.7
Bird in bushy area
Locality Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
Guy Poisson 4 November 2005 2 years ago 3.3
Three Double-barred Finches feeding on ants
Locality October Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
Rhonda Hansch 2 July 2010 1 year ago 3.3
Perched on a dry branch
Locality Callum Brae, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Lindsay Hansch 24 February 2010 2 years ago 3
A bird on a branch.
Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 4 years ago 2.8
A pair perched.
Locality Georgetown, Queensland, Australia (ssp bichenovii)
Ken Havard 30 April 2005 2 years ago 2.7
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