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Siesta Taken in natur park(Gothenburg).<br />
NikonD700,NikkorVR70-200(340),2xConverter,SB-600 Birds,Finches,Geotagged,Sweden,Taeniopygia guttata,Zebra Finch Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro


Taken in natur park(Gothenburg).

    comments (15)

  1. So cute! Reminds me of the short pixar movie 'for the birds' (can be seen at youtube). Posted 10 years ago
    1. Hey, I forgot about that one, really good short movie! Posted 10 years ago
    2. Aah yes, with that big blue bird and all the little ones complaining. Up to one point that is:) Posted 8 years ago
  2. Impressive! Posted 10 years ago
  3. I think this is The Most Captivating cute little bird photo I have ever seen. Cuddling contest with blue in the middle. Did you train them for this composition?;-) Posted 10 years ago
  4. Wow, almost abstract!
    Nice picture for on the wall.
    Posted 10 years ago
  5. This is soooooooooooooooooooooooo sweet.
    Brings a big smile on my face :D Great shot!
    Posted 10 years ago
  6. Lovely, Lovely shot. Posted 9 years ago
  7. cute birds Posted 9 years ago
  8. Really cute pic. Posted 9 years ago
  9. One of my personal favorites on JungleDragon. I felt this deserved some re-recognition from the JD community! Posted 8 years ago
    1. Definitely one of the classics! Posted 8 years ago
    2. An all time favourite indeed. I have identified it and voted for it a long time ago. Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
  10. Just love it! So cute! Posted 4 years ago
  11. Today's Facebook post:

    Does anyone else think that these zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) have the right idea by snuggling up for a nap?! Zebra finches are native to Australia, inhabiting most regions of the continent. But, they have also been introduced and naturalized in other areas of the world.

    They are beautiful, boisterous, social, and super cool birds! Here are some reasons why…

    They are enthusiastic singers! Only the males sing, and each male’s song is different. A male zebra finch begins to sing during puberty by imitating its father’s song. Each male’s song is truly original though—he incorporates his father’s song with sounds from his surroundings to produce a truly unique tune.

    Zebra finches use calls to communicate with their embryos! They call to their eggs when the weather is unusually hot and also to let the embryos know when the end of their incubation period is near. These calls help the embryonic chicks alter their growth and behavior in preparation for life outside the egg. Amazing, right?!

    These birds are monogamous with both sexes caring for their young. Male and female partners will actually negotiate parenting duties via their calls! They are the first bird species in which this behavior has been observed. {Spotted in Sweden by Istvan} #JungleDragon #Zebrafinch #Taeniopygiaguttata

    Posted one year ago

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The Zebra Finch, ''Taeniopygia guttata'' , is the most common and familiar estrildid finch of Central Australia and ranges over most of the continent, avoiding only the cool moist south and the tropical far north. It also can be found natively in Indonesia and East Timor. The bird has been introduced to Puerto Rico, Portugal, Brazil and the United States

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by WildFlower
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By Istvan

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Uploaded Mar 29, 2012. Captured in Margretebergsgatan 2, 413 19 Göteborg, Sweden.