Unsorted Wild Birds

Green-winged Pytilia

The Green-winged Pytilias (Pytilia melba) – also known as Melba Finches – are colorful finches that occur naturally in Africa.

They are easily recognized by their grey heads, yellowish-green wings – for which they were named – and their orangey-red rump and upper tails.

They measure 11.88-13.13 cm / 4.75-5.25 inches in length (including the tail). The average clutch consists of 4 -6 eggs which are incubated for 12 – 13 days.

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Gordon Ramel

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