A few Finches,feeding and during mating season

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MuzzaAus Senior Member • Posts: 2,221
A few Finches,feeding and during mating season

Hi ,

I was observing a couple of Red-Browed Finches (Australia) as they were making a nest. The nest was not visible from my vantage point.They stopped building for 3 seconds when the male finch started waving a piece of long grass around. The female joined the male and the mating process was over in 3-4 seconds.They were moving so fast  that I could not see the wings moving.



Male Red-Browed Finch waving some grass to attract his female

Female notices

The female joins the male.He still waves the grass

3 seconds later - finished

Male grooming female

They eat the long grass seeds

This Finch is sometimes called a Firetail

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