This is a photo of a zebra finch, one of my favourite birds at the Bloedel Conservatory. It has a friendly disposition and is photogenic. This one was calmly perched for some time while I was photographing it from just a few feet away. The photo was taken in January 2011, with my trusty Olympus digital camera. Enjoy.
Zebra finches can make wonderful pets, being sweet-tempered, ornately-patterned and highly active. Their call is little more than a happy “chirp” and they will readily socialize with a wide range of other birds, such as budgies and cockatiels. In short, these are sociable and inquisitive little birds which seem to bring a smile to every [...]Read More... from The Beginner’s Guide to Looking After Zebra Finches