Small bird red beak striped chest

by Peter D
(Hampshire, UK)

Seen in my garden in UK (England)

This little bird was very calm allowing me to get very close. He was eating grass seed

Size approx 3 inches
Very red beak
Yellow/brown cheeks
Black and white striped chest
Constantly "cheeping"

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Apr 16, 2015
small bird with red beak
by: margaret

O saw this little bird in my garden in Doncaster it had a creamy coloured body and other odd markings and a red beak he seemed to like the sunflower seeds as he tried others before he settled on the sunflower seeds.

May 04, 2014
Australia Zebra Finch
by: Judy-Seattle

It is a male Australia Zebra Finch. They are popular in pet shops in the States, too. I owned a pair of them forty years ago. I agree with Dot that you should try to catch him as he is someone's escaped pet.

May 04, 2014
Australian finch
by: Dot King

I've looked in Google images for finches and there he is - an Australian finch.

May 04, 2014
by: Dot King

If you can catch this little bird then it would be better to do so - he's probably escaped from an aviary somewhere. I don't know the name of the species, but I see them at the local "animalerie" (I live in France) among the exotic aviary birds.
He won't survive outside unfortunately. I hope you can coax him back - I think you have a rescue mission on your hands :))

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