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Cuban Finch
(Tiaris canora)

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Cuban Finch (Tiaris canora)The Cuban Finch is a delightful active little finch that comes from Cuba and the Isle of Pines.  As an aviary bird they can have the Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome, where some pairs can be compatible in a mixed group of finches, whereas others can be among the most murderous of all finches.


Easily sexed the cocks have a bright yellow necklace and black face whereas the hens have a pale necklace and brown face.


Basic Finch Mix comprising pannicum, canary, white millet, Japanese millet and also rape seed, niger seed and hulled oats.  Madeira cake, apple, seed grass heads, leafy greens (endives etc.) along with shell grit and cuttle-fish bone will all be sampled.


They nest in the warmer months of the year using next box, wicker cane nests or brush to build in. They lay 2 to 3 pale blue speckled eggs and mostly raise 2 young.  Live food although not necessary should be supplied when young are being raised.


Only Single compatible pairs in any collection.  Young juveniles, especially cocks, must be moved away from their parents as soon as independent, as old cocks sometimes kill young cocks as soon as they show adult colour.

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