Crimson Seedcracker

/mo for 6 mos

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$329.99
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Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Availability:
3-12 Months
Weight:
0.04 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
5.75 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
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Description

Description: Beautiful red head and chest on male Crimson Seedcracker birds for sale (Pyrenestes sanguineus), make this common species of estlildid finch found in Western Africa, a stunning addition to your aviary.  Natural habitat includes freshwater swamp-forest, tidal creeks, brushy growth along streams, low dense vegetation, scrub near rice fields, ponds in logged forest, and wet sedge (Cyperaceae) in open forest. Male has crimson-red on head and neck down onto breast and flanks. Red uppertail-coverts, central rectrices and outer edges of lateral rectrices. The rest of it's plumage is brown. It has a thick black bill and brown legs. Females have red on most of their head and throat, and from rump to tail, with variable red flecking on the sides of their neck and breast. The rest of her plumage are more tawny-brown with blackish brown on wings and tawny edges of coverts.  

Geography: Gambia, S Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, SW Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ivory Coast.

Size / Weight: 5.75" / 16·9-26·6 g

Song / Call:  The call is a sharp “zeet,” while the song is described as a melodious warble, sometimes given during flight.

Lifespan: 5 to 8 years

Sexing:  Red coloring is more prominent in males. 

Temperament:  Crimson seedcracks are a shy species usually found in pairs or small groups who will disappear in the undergrowth at the slightest sign of danger. They do not fly often but stay low to the ground in or near low bushes. They are solitary birds, but are sometimes seen together with others while searching for food.

Breeding:  Courting male displays on perch, holding a long stem in his bill while hopping up and down. Also displays on the ground with grass in bill while turning in a circle. Both male and female hop up and down. In sexual flight, the female flies in irregular and undulating circles 50 m in diameter, then back to swamp while the male follows her and sings. Crimson seedcrackers build nests in a ball-shaped structure with a side entrance, made from dry fronds of ferns, dead leaves or a pile of dead reeds. Nests are llined with soft grass-heads, sited 1–3 m above water level or ground, under dense canopy of creepers and leaves. Clutches are 3–4 eggs with incubation by both sexes for a period 16 days

Diet: Seeds of grass and other plants, mostly sedge (reed, papyrus, carex) with triangular stems and hard sharp edges, Paddy Rice and fruit. Insects should be given during the breeding season. Crimson seedcrackers feed on or near the ground. 

DNA Testing: 

If there is no gender option listed for a bird on our website, that particular species is 'monomorphic', which means we’re unable to determine gender without purchasing DNA testing. DNA testing is an additional $149 per bird to guarantee preferred gender. DNA testing may add an additional 3-6 plus weeks to estimated delivery time to allow for gender results. See our FAQs for more info.

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Warranty:
Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SKU:
LB_FNC_CSC_M
Availability:
3-12 Months
Weight:
0.04 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
5.75 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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