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Blue-faced Parrotfinch

Erythrura trichroa
Conservation Status: 
Least Concern
Islands North of Australia
Rainforest edges and grasslands with woody plants
Blue-faced parrotfinches have a diverse diet that includes grass seeds, bugs, and fruit. They are often observed foraging in mixed-species flocks, occasionally consisting of 30 or more birds. They communicate with their flock with a variety of songs and chattering sounds. The presence of larger flocks is influenced by the availability of sufficient food resources. These parrotfinches exhibit seasonal migration in response to changes in temperature throughout the year.
Males have blue, green, and black faces while females are more predominately green.
The females usually lay 4 to 8 eggs. The average incubation time is 15 days, during which the female does most of the incubation and brooding. Meanwhile, the male is responsible for bringing food. The nestlings fledge around 21 days and continue to be fed by their parents for 10 to 20 days.
Blue-faced Parrotfinches are listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List due to its stable population and lack of current threats.  However, habitat loss and fragmentation remains a potential concern for their long-term conservation.