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Our piglets aren’t the only new faces in Pets’ Corner. We’ve also recently made new additions to our aviaries! Our new birds are Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia guttata), a species found wild in Australia and long established as a domestic species. The new finches are settling in very well and if you take a moment to watch them, you’ll spot them looking for seeds throughout their aviary and making a wide variety of calls to each another.

A female zebra finch on the left and male zebra finch on the right.

A female zebra finch on the left and male zebra finch on the right.

Our flock includes both male and female finches, and the sexes are easy to tell apart. The boys have ruddy chestnut coloured patches on their cheeks and brighter bills while their female counterparts have just the black line under the eye. Can you tell the boys from the girls in the photos below? We hope you enjoy meeting our new finches on your next visit too!

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About Mudchute

Mudchute Park & Farm. One of the largest city farms in London with 32 acres of countryside in the middle of the Isle of Dogs.

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