Plum-headed Finch (species: Neochmia modesta) in Bullala NP (Gaia Guide)
Neochmia modesta
Plum-headed Finch

©Tom Tarrant: Plum-headed Finch (Neochmia modesta)

©Tom Tarrant: Plum-headed Finches (Neochmia modesta) with a male showing the black chin spot on the right.

©Lip Kee Yap: Plum-headed Finch (Neochmia modesta) juveniles
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Estrildidae
Genus Neochmia
Species Neochmia modesta
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

The female is similar to the male but lacks the male's black chin spot. (Wikipedia)


  • From 11 cm to 12.5 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is found in dry savanna and subtropical/ tropical (lowland) dry shrubland in Australia. (Wikipedia)

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