Double-barred Finch

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Double-barred FinchGenus: Taeniopygia
Species: Taeniopygia bichenovii
Common names: Double-barred Finch
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I took this photo a few weeks ago when I noticed a small flock of Double-barred Finches in the Reserve. These birds feed mainly on grass seeds but will take small insects especially when feeding their young. Both parents play an active role in incubating and feeding their chicks. (April 2008)