Species Listing, Range, Measurements, Clutch-size and Incubation Periods

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Finch Species: C – HI – ST – Z

Common and Scientific Name and Native Range Length from beak to tip of tail Average Clutch Size Average incubation period

African Quail-finches or Quailfinches (Ortygospiza articollis)

  • Range: Liberia to Lake Chad and from southern Sudan to Zimbabwe, Africa
9.5–10 cm / 3.7–3.9 in 4 to 6 eggs 14 days
 

African Silverbills (Euodice malabarica cantana or Lonchura cantans)

  • Range: Southwestern Saudi Arabia to Somalia and central Tanzania
10.63 cm / 4.25 in 4 to 5 eggs 11 to 12 days
 

American or Eastern Goldfinches, (Carduelis tristis)

  • Range: North America
11.40 to 12.80 cm / 4.49 to 5.04 in 4 to 6 eggs 12 to 14 days
 

Araripe Manakins (Antilophia bokermanni)

  • Range: Chapado de Araripe (Araripe uplands) in the Brazilian state of Ceará in the north eastern of the country
14.5 cm / 5.7 in 2 eggs 17 to 21 days
 

Arctic Redpolls (Carduelis hornemanni)

  • Range: Brazil
14.5 cm / 5.7 in 4 to 7 eggs 22 days
 

Aurora Finches (Pytilia phoenicoptera)

  • Range: Senegal to northern Uganda
11.88 cm / 4.75 in 4 eggs 13 days
 

Bar-breasted Firefinches (Lagonosticta rufopicta)

  • Range: Gambia to southern Sudan and southeastern Uganda
10 cm / 4 in 4 eggs 13 days
 

Baya Weavers (Ploceus philippinus)

  • Range: South and Southeast Asia
15 cm / 6 in 2 to 4 eggs 16 days
 

Bengalese Finches (Society Finches), Lonchura striata

  • Range: Sri Lanka, India, southern China, Malaysia, and Sumatra
10.63-11.88 cm / 4.25-4.75 in 5 to 8 eggs 16 days
 

Bicheno Finches / Owl Finches (Poephila bichenovii)

  • Range: Northern, interior, and eastern Australia
10 cm / 4 in 4 to 5 eggs 12 days
 

Black-billed Firefinches (Lagonosticta rara)

  • Range: Sierra Leone to western Kenya, Africa
10.63 cm / 4.25 in 3 to 4 eggs 12 to 13 days
 

Black-cheeked Waxbills (Estrilda erythronotos)

  • Range: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, Africa
12.5 cm / 5 in 3 to 4 eggs 11 to 12 days
 

Black-headed Munias or Chestnut Munias (Lonchura atricapilla, formerly Lonchura malacca atricapilla)

11 – 12 cm / 4.3 – 4.7 in 4 to 7 eggs 14 days
 

Black Rosy Finches or Black Rosy-finches (Leucosticte atrata)

  • Range: Western United States
14 – 16 cm / 5.5 – 6.2 in 4 to 5 eggs 12 to 14 days
 

Black-rumped Waxbills (Estrilda troglodytes)

  • Range: Senegal to Uganda and southwestern Saudi Arabia
10 cm / 4 in 3 to 6 eggs 11 to 12 days
 

Black-throated Finches (Poephila cincta cincta)

  • Range: Cape York Peninsula to northern New South Wales in Australia.
10.63 cm / 4.25 in 5 to 9 eggs 12 days
 

Black-throated Munias or Jerdon’s Mannikins (Lonchura kelaarti)

  • Range: Southwest India, the Eastern Ghats and Sri Lanka
12 cm / 4.7 in 3-8 in India
5 in Sri Lanka
12 to 13 days
 

Blue-backed Manakins (Chiroxiphia pareola)

  • Range: Southern Colombia, eastern Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil in the northeast and the Amazon basin, and in Tobago
13 cm / 5.25 in 2 eggs 20 days
 

Blue-breasted Cordon Bleu Finches or Blue-capped Waxbills (Uraeginthus cyanocepha)

  • Range: Southern Africa
12.5 cm / 5 in 3 to 6 eggs 12 days
 
Blue-capped Waxbills / Cordon Bleu Finches (Uraeginthus cyanocepha

  • Range: Southern Africa
12.5 cm / 5 in 3 to 6 eggs 12 days
 

Blue Chaffinches (Fringilla teydea)

  • Range: Canary Islands
15 cm / 6 in 4 to 6 eggs 11 to 13 days
 

Bramlings (Fringilla montifringilla)

  • Range: Northern Europe and Asia
14-15 cm / 5.7-6 in 4 to 9 eggs 13 days
 

Bronze Mannikins (Lonchura cucullata)

  • Range: Along rivers of sub-Sahara Africa
8.75 cm / 3.5 in 4 to 6 eggs 12 to 14 days
 

Brown-capped Rosy-Finches (Leucosticte australis)

  • Range: Rocky Mountains of the United States
14-17 cm / 5.7-6.5 in 5 eggs 12 to 14 days
 

Finch Species: C – HI – ST – Z


 

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