Double-barred Finch (species: Taeniopygia bichenovii) in Bundjalung NP (Gaia Guide)
Taeniopygia bichenovii
Double-barred Finch

©Lip Kee Yap: Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii)

©David Cook: Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Estrildidae
Genus Taeniopygia
Species Taeniopygia bichenovii
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

They have a white face bordered with black, brown upperparts and throat, and white underparts. The throat and underparts are separated by another black line. The wings are patterned in brown and white. The sexes are similar, but juveniles are duller and browner. A less common sub-species with brown or black underparts is known to exist. (Wikipedia)


  • From 10 cm to 11 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Double-barred Finch (Taeniopygia bichenovii)

Distribution and habitat preferences

They are found in dry savanna, tropical (lowland) dry grassland and shrubland habitats in northern and eastern Australia. (Wikipedia)


They eat seeds.

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