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Bengalese Finch

 (other names: Society Finch)

Bengalese Finch
life expectancy:5 years
scientific name:Lonchura domestica
distribution:Not found in the wild
family:Estrildidae
dimensions:10 to 13 cm
compatibility: very goodsinging ability: goodloudiness: loud
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History [ edit ]

The Bengalese Finch, also known as Society Finch, is the only finch that doesn’t occur in the wild. This is a domesticated form of another finch, which wasn’t clearly identified. Some experts defend that this bird came about from cross-breeding with the Striated Mannikin (Lonchura striata), but the lack of proofs still leaves many in doubt. Being so, the Society Finch descends from the White-rumped Mannikin and was probably bred in Chine centuries ago.

Nonetheless, it is curious that this bird that can´t be found in the wild is actually one of the most favored of it´s group.

We can pick up history in mid 1800s when the London Zoo bought a pair of Bengalese Finches, introducing them to the Occident.

The name “Society Finch” reportedly comes from the sociability of this bird, able to get along with many different species and generally used as foster parent of other finches.
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