An easy tropical finch

Isabelita dle Japon perlada

There are many tiny tropical birds, of a size of about 12-15 centimeters, years ago they were imported from Africa, Asia and South America in vast quantities just laughable.

As of today, the situation in Europe is very different, after the bird flu, there was banned all such business activities and now we can just enjoy the few copies that are reproduced in captivity.

For centuries, in all avian species is a not famous, very famous and not by their color but by their reproductive easily.

We are talking about the society finch, a species not naturally occurring in the wild, we speak of a domestic species, resulting from crosses between Asian species of the genus lonchura, mainly based on the Lonchura striata, which resulted in the variety lonchura striata domestica.

The photo of the next issue is the typical image of a society finch.


Isabelita del Japon

A pied bird, brown and white with disheveled crested, a bird that offers a powerful instinct used as foster parent of other most exquisite exotic birds, primarily Gouldian and other Australian finches.

Greed for having many australian finches, eggs of them are changed under the feathers of the society finches, lettting the breed and raise the other finches.

The value of an society finch is between 5 and 10 Euros, while an Australian finches can be worth between 30 and 50 Euros, it is for this reason primarily being used, it is also true that a gouldian finch is spectacular color and eventually seeks the breeding of these other species.

Not always all the same, who you know that makes widespread injustice, not everyone looks a society finch lik an ugly bird, in fact some breeding in aviaries the purity and selection as favorite species, mutations and getting some really beautiful specimens, below we are going to give a link to a photo gallery of some mutations of the society finch


We hope that this nice bird can get to fall in love and will have a place for them, reared extensively in this Japan originally before reaching Europe and for which it is named in Spanish and other languages "Isabelita del Japòn, passero del giaponne, japanese meeuwen..."