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Status: Near Threatened
Scientific Name: Neochmia ruficauda
Star Finch or Neochmia ruficauda belongs to the family of estrildid
finch. They are found in some parts of Australia specifically in dry
savanna and grasslands.
Star Finch has bright red face, their body colour is olive green with
yellow underneath. The crown of their head was covered with white star
like dots. Both male and female star finch have dark eyes and red beaks.
Their existence was threatened due to grazing of grasslands and other
agricultural purposes. Loss of food and water reduces their opportunity
Seeds, vegetables and fruits are part of their diet. This species is
very easy to maintain that's why despite of their status they still
remain as common aviary bird.