Double-barred Finch

(Taeniopygia bichenovii)
Daniel McKeon

Best Times/ Seasons

All year round.


The Double-barred Finch prefers dry grassy woodlands and scrublands, open forests and farmlands that are close to water.


The Double-barred Finch feeds on the ground. They will consume seeds normally and insects as well during breeding. They will usually feeds in groups of up to 40 birds.

Other Information

The Double-barred Finch will build a complex nest 1-5m off the ground with both parents incubating and feeding the young.


Last updated : Thu 27 Jun 2019