Severn Counties Foreign & British Bird Society
Weaver Orange Bishop - Euplectes orix franciscana
Distribution in the wild: Senegal to Sudan, Cameroon, Ziare, Uganda & Kenya.
Diet: Seed must include canary seed, mixed millet & maw seed.
Green-singing Finch - Serinus mozambicus
Distribution in the wild: Central Africa
Diet: Mainly seed-eaters with plenty of green food but during the breeding season
insects, clopped mealworms & ants eggs will be appreciated.
Red-billed or Common Firefinch - Lagonosticta senegala
Distribution in the wild: Africa south of the Sahara
Diet: Panican millet, millet sprays. Ears of grass, ants eggs, mealworms &
insectivorous food as supplements.
Further species will be added when available
Gouldian Finch - Chloebia gouldiae
Nesting: Lays 4 - 7 white eggs
Incubation: 15-16 days by both parents, fed by both parents.
Fledge 24-26 days.
Bronze-winged Mannikin - Spermestes cucullata
Distribution in the wild: Africa
Diet: Foreign finch seed and green food. When raising youngsters cut up
mealworms, ants eggs & soaked stale bread is appreciated.
Black-cheeked Waxbill - Estrilda erythronotos
Distribution in the wild: South & East Africa
Diet: Foreign finch seed & seeding grasses in season together with small