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Cutthroat Finch

DE: Bandamadine, NL: Bandamadine (Bandvink), FR: Amadine cou-coupé,
ES: Capuchino de Garganta  Cortada, IT: Amadina golatagliata, PT: Estrilda degolada,
DK: Båndfinke, SW: Rödstrupig amadin, NO: Blodstrupeamadin,  FI: Viiltopeippo,
PL: Amadyna obrozna, CZ: Amadina páskovaná, HU: Szalagpinty, TR: Kesikboyun

Amadina fasciata

Amadina fasciata fasciata
Amadina f. alexanderi (incl. candida)
Amadina f. contigua
Amadina f. meridionalis

Origin: Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon. Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Mozambique, South-Africa, Zimbabwe en D.R. Congo (Zaire).

Length: 12-13 cm

Cutthroat Finch (male)

Cutthroat Finch (male)

Cutthroat Finch (female)

Cutthroat Finch (female)

Food: They predominantly eat grass seeds, and sometimes insects, especially termites.

Cutthroat Finches are monogamous, i.e. a pair once formed stays together. After the breeding period, they join to form large flocks and live in social communities, often in the company of the Red-headed Finch. Old birds often keep aside from the flock, as pairs. The birds are often found near drinking places.