Introduced to east coast Australia from se Asia. Populations
are largely sedentary. Typically found in association with settlements and
agriculture; parks, gardens, golf courses, rank grass and weedy areas around
towns. Pairs to small flocks forage on ground or within vegetation.
The Australian Bird Guide, Peter Menkhorst et al
|Classifications:||Bird, forest and grassland|
|Family:||Estrilidae (Waxbills, Munias & allies)|
|Information sources:||Photo taken taken at Sarina by Lyn Jantke; Photo 2 at Mackay by Marlis Schoeb|