Neochmia temporalis (10 to 12 cm)
The Red-browed Finch prefers disturbed habitats, grassy areas, margins of forest, scrubland, gardens and parks. They feed mainly on small seeds of grasses, taken by climbing on grass stems or from the ground.
Members of small flocks maintain contact with high-pitched almost inaudible “sitt” calls.
The finch nest is a bulky bottle-shaped structure of grass-stems with a side entrance in the neck, often conspicuous and usually in a spiky tree or shrub within two meters of the ground.