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Neochmia ruficauda (Star Finch)

Wikipedia Abstract

The star finch (Neochmia ruficauda) is a species of estrildid finch found in Australia. It inhabits dry grassland and dry savannah habitats.
View Wikipedia Record: Neochmia ruficauda

Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
19
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.22719
EDGE Score: 1.97785

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  11.5 grams
Birth Weight [2]  1.1 grams
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  70 %
Forages - Understory [3]  50 %
Forages - Ground [3]  50 %
Clutch Size [5]  4
Fledging [1]  21 days
Incubation [4]  13 days
Mating System [2]  Monogamy

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Southwest Australia Australia No

Prey / Diet

Chloris barbata (swollen fingergrass)[4]
Chloris virgata (feather windmill grass)[4]
Cynodon convergens[4]
Echinochloa colonum[4]
Xerochloa imberbis (Rice grass)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Heteromunia pectoralis (Pictorella Munia)2

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

External References

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish 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
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Jetz 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
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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