Masked Finch (Poephila personata) - HBW 15, p. 358
French: Diamant masqué
Spanish: Diamante Enmascarado
Other common names: Masked Grassfinch; White-eared Grassfinch (leucotis)
Taxonomy: Poephila personata Gould, 1842, interior from Port Essington = Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia.
Sometimes separated in a monotypic genus, Neopoephila. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- personata Gould, 1842 - Western Australia (from Kimberley Division) E to NW Queensland (SE Gulf of Carpenteria at lower Nicholson R).
- leucotis Gould, 1847 - N Queensland from Cape York Peninsula S to SE Gulf of Carpenteria (lower Norman R) and, in E, to Cairns area.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Specimen on the ground
Locality National Aquarium, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA (United States)
Johannes Pfleiderer 15 July 2008 3 years ago 3.7
Masked Finch feeding on ants
Locality October Creek, Northern Territory, Australia (ssp Personata)
Rhonda Hansch 2 July 2010 1 year ago 3.4
Feeding on ants with Long-tailed Finches
Locality October Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
Lindsay Hansch 2 July 2010 2 years ago 3.3
Adult perched some distance away.
Locality Pine Creek Sewage Farm, Northern Territory, Australia
Edward Smith 2 August 2011 1 year ago 2.7
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