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Diamond Sparrow or Diamond Firetail
(Emblema guttata)

The Diamond Sparrow comes from South-eastern Australia and is found in mallee, eucalypt forest and woodland, and farm land near surface water.

It is available in a variety of color mutations including white, fawn and pied.

Sexes are colored alike, and these finches appear to be strongly monogamous with the pair bond being formed prior to obtaining adult plumage.

A good finch diet consisting of mixed millets and canary seed should be supplemented with greenfood and the heads of seeding grasses. During the breeding the young will benefit if the adults have access to sprouted seed, live food and eggfood.

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