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Neochmia

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Passeroidea
Familia: Estrildidae
Genus: Neochmia
Species: N. modesta - N. phaeton - N. ruficauda - N. temporalis

Name

Neochmia G.R. Gray, 1849

Neochmia is a genus of estrildid finches found in Australasia. They are gregarious seed-eaters with short, thick, but pointed bills. The members are:

* Red-browed Finch, Neochmia temporalis
* Crimson Finch, Neochmia phaeton
* Star Finch, Neochmia ruficauda
* Plum-headed Finch or Cherry Finch, Neochmia modesta

Red-browed Finch and Plum-headed Finch are sometimes placed in other genera.

References

* Clement, Harris and Davis, Finches and Sparrows ISBN 0-7136-8017-2

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