Zebra Finch

The zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata, is the most common estrildid finch of Central Australia. Because Zebra Finch males learn their songs, they are often used as avian model organisms to investigate the neural bases of learning, memory, and sensorimotor integration.

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The budgerigar, also known as common pet parakeet, is a small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot found wild throughout the drier parts of Australia. Budgerigars are popular pets around the world due to their small size, low cost, ability to mimic human speech, and playful nature.

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Hummingbirds comprise the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5–13 cm range. They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–80 times per second. They are also the only group of birds able to fly backwards.

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