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Colorful and vocal, zebra finches are known for their elaborate songs.  This slightly smaller subspecies, found only on isolated Indonesian islands, have a more rapid high-pitched and complex version of birdsong than their Australian counterparts.

zebra finch on a log

Did You Know?

Zebra finches learn their complex, signature song from their parents in the first 80 days after hatching.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Taeniopygia guttata guttata

Lesser Sunda islands of Indonesia

Drier regions of grasslands and savannahs, shrubland

4 to 4.5 inches

5 to 7 years

Zoo Location:
Birds of the World

Grass seeds and insects

Risk Status:
Least Concern