Finches | Crimson Finch > water ◦
With their crimson faces and ruby-red bills of the mature birds, the Crimson Finch (Neochmia phaeton) belong to a group of birds known as estrildid finches (from the family Estrildidae).
Whilst the Crimson Finch are known to be aggressive, they can be seen sharing water sources with other bird species.
Crimson Finches (Neochmia phaeton) around a water source in Nitmiluk National Park, NT – click image to view full screen
- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Aves
- Order: Passeriformes
- Family: Estrildidae
- Genus: Neochmia
- Species: N. phaeton
- Binomial name: Neochmia phaeton
- Synonyms: Fringilla phaeton