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Name: Owl (Bicheno) Finch (Poephila bichenovi) The owl finch generally likes to be in woodland areas with grassy growth, however, they have at times also been found in city parks. There are subtle differences between the male and female. The male is a little bit taller. There face masks are also a bit brighter. Breeding is not as simple as in some other species. They must feel safe and have a good diet in order to breed. They also need an area with a lot of room for flying. The owl finch is social with others in his or her species. These birds like to be with other owl finches or mixed with other kinds of finches. As long as the others are around the same size and have the personality. They will do well in a flight cage. They enjoy spending time on the ground and will often be down there looking for insects. Diet:
Owl finches will thrive on a standard finch mix, cuttlebone, oyster shell, fresh water. I give my Owl Finch a variety of sprouted seeds( a blend of alfalfa, broccoli, cauliflower, Canola, Kale, Mustard Greens, Red Clover, Radish, Sunflower, Collards and Turnip) plus a mixture of Popeye mix, greens, egg food and small meal worms. They are fairly eager to try new food. Also plenty of good Spray Millet.