English Zebra (Spotted-sided) Finch - Taeniopygia Guttata
Adult male: warm orange or light chestnut ear-coverts, grey from chin to breast; thin black breast-band. Adult female: lacks orange or warm brown ear-coverts, breast-brand and warm brown flank patch also missing.
The birds display a more robust and rounded appearance often referred to as 'cobby', which is an English term
that has no direct translation other than to say that the animal should appear to have great substance.
The song is a frequently given variable series of nasal call notes interspersed with chattering trills.
The usual contact call is a sharp 'tya', 'teea' r 'tcheea', somewhat like a toy trumpet in tone and given in with varying degrees of emphasis, also more loudly y male than by female.