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Bird Beautiful Firetail (Stagonopleura bella)

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Scientific name: Stagonopleura bella

Common Name: Beautiful Firetail

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Estrildidae

Other Names: Firetail Finch, Tasmanian Finch.

Distribution: Endemic to SE Australia; most common in Tasmania.

Habitat: Swampy grassland, coastal scrub, dry forest, heath land.

Field Notes: A small finch with an olive-brown body and a white breast with dark barring. blue eye ring, a thick red bill, crimson rump.

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