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Poephila acuticauda (Long-tailed Finch)

Wikipedia Abstract

The long-tailed finch (Poephila acuticauda) is a common species of estrildid finch found in Australia; also known as the Blackheart Finch, shaft-tail finch, Heck's grassfinch, Heck's grass finch, and Heck's finch. It is a predominantly fawn-coloured bird with a pale grey head and prominent black bib and eyes. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 1,000,000–10,000,000 km2. It inhabits dry savannah habitats in Australia and adapts readily to aviculture. The IUCN has classified the species as being of least concern.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
5
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
20
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.60498
EDGE Score: 1.72365

Attributes

Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  20 %
Diet - Seeds [1]  80 %
Forages - Ground [1]  100 %
Clutch Size [3]  5
Incubation [2]  13 days

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Arnhem Land tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Carpentaria tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Kimberly tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Mitchell grass downs Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Victoria Plains tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Prince Regent River Nature Reserve Ia 1428602 Western Australia, Australia  
Purnululu National Park II 604999 Western Australia, Australia

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Adelaide and Mary River Floodplains Australia A1, A2, A3, A4i  

Prey / Diet

Alloteropsis semialata[4]
Eriachne obtusa[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Conilurus penicillatus (Brush-tailed rabbit rat)1
Erythrura gouldiae (Gouldian Finch)1
Poephila cincta (Black-throated Finch)1
Poephila personata (Masked Finch)1
Psephotus chrysopterygius (Golden-shouldered Parrot)1
Psephotus dissimilis (Hooded Parrot)1
Rattus tunneyi (pale field rat)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adelaide Zoo
Albuquerque Biological Park
Assiniboine Park Zoohecki
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Blackbutt Reserve
Bramble Park Zoo
Brent Lodge Park Animal Centre
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounterhecki
Great Plains Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Indianapolis Zoo
Kristiansand Dyrepark ASA
Melbourne Zoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Miller Park Zoo
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
Rodbaston Collegehecki
Schoenbrunner Tiergarten GmbH
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Tilgate Nature Centre
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Twycross Zoohecki
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
 acuticauda
Walford & North Shropshire College
Wild Animal Park Mechelen Planckendael
Wilhelma Zoo
 hecki
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario
Zoo Duisburg AG
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzenacuticauda
 hecki
Zoologischer Garten Augsburg GmbH
Zoologischer Garten Basel
Zoologischer Garten Wuppertal

Distribution

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4"Growth, seed production and effect of defoliation in an early flowering perennial grass, Alloteropsis semialata (Poaceae), on Cape York Peninsula, Australia", Gabriel M. Crowley and Stephen T. Garnett, Australian Journal of Botany 49(6) 735 - 743 (2001)
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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