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Tri-colored Nun Finches come from Asia and are gregarious, peaceful and calm. Sexes are similar but only the cock sings. The cock’s song sounds like a kitten mewing from a distance.  It begins with a series of almost inaudible clicks, followed by an extended whine, then ends in a series of slurred notes.

Sexes are visually similar, although hens tend to have a slightly smaller beak (less curved at the culmen) and may have paler fringes of the tail and tail coverts. Cocks tend to have marginally bolder, wider heads. Only the male sings.

Breeding: In captivity, juvenile birds may breed before they have completed their first molt. The molt may be delayed until breeding is complete. Sometimes the Tri-colored Nun Finch species will voluntarily feed the offspring of other species if housed in a mixed aviary. Clutch size is 4-7 eggs. Both male and female participate brooding during the day, and both sleep during the night. Hatch dates are around 12-13 days, and fledging happen in 22-28 days. Weaning often occurs 2-3 weeks after fledging and their first molt in about 6 months.

Size:  4.5″ in length and weighs 0.4 ounces

Diet: Finch Seed, Australian Blend Goldenfeast

DNA Testing

If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is ‘monomorphic’, which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results. See our FAQs for more info.

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