The Forbes Finch – Latin name – Erythrura tricolor
Indonesia, on the islands of Tanimbar and other areas including Timor, Damar, Wetar, and Babar.
Habitat – Native:
Edges of forests, bamboo thickets as well as grassland. It can be found in cultivated areas as well.
It has a length of 3 1/2 to 4 inches and as such it is one of the smallest bird in the the Genus Erythrura.
The male has a deep blue coloring (cobalt blue) on its forehead, throat, face and breast. As you move to the belly and under tail it fades into a lighter color that has greenish tinge to it. It has milder green coloring on its crown. It has a red tail, brown eyes and a black beak.
Female: The female is a paler version of the male.
Diet: They thrive on a good seed mix (Paradise Pet Products Premium Finch Blend), soft food, greens and fruit. Live food can be provided but not necessary.