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There are eight recognized sub-species of the Bamboo parrot finch. They are distributed throughout a wide geographic range.
Erythrura Hyperythra Brunneiventris
Erythrura Hyperythra Borneensis
Erythrura Hyperythra Ernstmayri
Erythrura Hyperythra Intermedia
Erythrura Hyperythra Hyperythra
Erythrura Hyperythra Malayama
Erythrura Hyperythra Microrhyncha
Erythrura Hyperythra Obscura
species is distributed throughout Borneo,
Rain forest areas surrounding
secondary vegetation and around bamboo thickets.
Length: Around 4 inches (10 cm).
Male: Forehead and forecrown cobalt blue. The face, throat, median areas of underparts and under tail coverts are dark reddish buff-brown. The eyes are brown and the beak is back. The legs and feet are flesh colored.
Female: The overall plumage of the female is less vivid.
I have never personally kept
or breed this species. Much of the information contained relating to their care
and breeding is supplied from different sources.
In the wild the Bamboo
parrot finch consumes bamboo
seeds as part of there diet. In captivity these birds will thrive on a good
mix, seeding grasses, greens
and occasional fruit. Meal worms can be provided to supplement the live food
intake while breeding. Bamboo parrot finches are fast flyers and need ample
space for exercise.
Clutches per year: 3
Eggs: 3 to 4
Incubation: 13 to 14 days
Independent: 3 to 4 weeks
Both parents feed the young. Young can attain adult plumage at 4-6 months and are sexually mature at about 8 months. The Bamboo parrot finch which is not in prime breeding condition tend to go into a pin feather molt, and the difficulty arises in getting both sexes out this condition at the same time. A technique of separating groups of males and females helps the breeder select specific birds that completed the molt. As certain birds from each group complete molting you can start your selective pairing for breeding. Bengalese have been used to foster eggs and young when parents donít carry out their duties. The Bamboo parrot finch is still not fully established as they are not readily available.
No mutations are know.
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