Fwd: Eastern Star Finches

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Subject: Fwd: Eastern Star Finches
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 03:07:53 +0000

Hello Richard,


It would be useful to have information as to why you believe they would be Star Finches. As in a description of what they look like. The species does not occur anywhere near this region (only northern Australia). I would suggest not ever, rather than not for decades. Just as a start point Red-browed Finch is far more likely. The Star Finch is a common (and particularly nice) aviary bird, so they are presumably kept by some people here but your message suggests more than one, so that is very strange to be escaped birds, especially distant from the suburbs. Unless someone has intentionally released stock.




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Subject: [Canberrabirds] Fwd: Eastern Star Finches


The original email failed to send to the chatline. It's been suggested that Star Finches may be aviary escapees, as all eBird reports are from northern Australia.


Margaret Robertson

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