Parson Finch - Poephila cincta

Parson Finch -  Poephila cincta
$400-$450 per pair.
The Parson Finch or Blackthroated Grassfinch have black beaks - whereas Longtails, that look very similar otherwise, have red beaks. This Australian finch is found in open savannah. Parsons are now in very short supply in NZ, they mate for life and it is difficult to introduce a new partner - they do better if choosing their own mate. Parsons are best kept as single pairs. The hen is prone to egg binding, esp. when young.

Parson articles from past magazines

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