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Red-browed finch
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Neochmia
G.R. Gray, 1849[1][2]

N. temporalis
N. phaeton
N. ruficauda
N. modesta

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

The members are:[3]

The red-browed finch and plum-headed finch are sometimes placed in other genera.


  1. ^ Gray, G.R. (1849). "The Genera of Birds : comprising their generic characters and an extensive list of species, Volume 2": 369. 
  2. ^ Salomonsen, F. (1968). Paynter, R.A. Jnr., ed. Check-list of birds of the world (Volume 14). Cambridge, Mass.: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 356. 
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Waxbills, parrotfinches, munias, whydahs, Olive Warbler, accentors & pipits". World Bird List Version 5.4. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 26 January 2016.