Nonnatives - Zebra Finch

Zebra Finch - Amandava subflava

 

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1990

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Less than 10 years, 5 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:

Species Account: Native to West Africa. It is a common bird in the pet trade. Reports in Florida reflect escaped birds.

Habitats: Central or core urban area.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Bay 2001   Not reported breeding Unconfirmed ID from dead bird reporting.
Collier 2002   Not reported breeding Unconfirmed ID from dead bird reporting.
Dade 1990   Not reported breeding  
Hernando 2000   Not reported breeding Photos at ridge manor (Pranty 2001d)
Okaloosa 2003   Not reported breeding Unconfirmed ID from dead bird reporting.
Pasco 2000   Not reported breeding 3 reported, and 2 had nest (Pranty 2000d)

References

Pranty, B. 2000b. Field observations [spring report: March to May 2000]. Florida Field Naturalist 28:204-215.

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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