The double-barred finch


I haven’t posted a featured bird photo for a while. Here’s a handsome double-barred finch, taken by JJ Harrison and featured on Wikipedia today.

Photo of a double-barred finch perched on a tree branch, by JJ Harrison

The site had this to say about the bird:

Best known in the early 1990s, their trademark was electronic rave music with a heavy bass line. Notable Altern 8 tracks included “Activ 8”, “E-vapor 8”, “Frequency”, “Brutal-8-E”, “Armageddon”, “Move My Body”, “Hypnotic St8” and “Infiltrate 202”

That’s clearly the wrong article.

The double-barred finch (Stizoptera bichenovii) is an estrildid finch found in dry savannah, tropical (lowland) dry grassland and shrubland habitats in northern and eastern Australia.

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