Red-eared parrotfinch

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Red-eared parrotfinch
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae
Genus: Erythrura
Species: E. coloria
Binomial name
Erythrura coloria
Ripley & Rabor, 1961

The red-eared parrotfinch (Erythrura coloria) is a species of estrildid finch endemic to Mindanao in the Philippines.

Habitats[edit]

The species inhabits forest understorey and edge, second growth and grassy clearings at altitude over 1,000 m. The IUCN has classified the species as being of near threatened.

Characteristics[edit]

The red-eared parrotfinch is probably present on every mountain in central Mindanao. It is a very unobtrusive and secretive bird. And its high-pitched call is easily overlooked. Its voice, however, is not uncommon at Kitanglad. Unlike the green-faced parrotfinch E. viridifacies, it does not appear to be strongly dependent on bamboo, and is therefore less irruptive, unpredictable and vulnerable than that species.

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