Black headed Siskin
PO  Box 126 Mitcham Vic 3132 ( Victoria, Australia )

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  • Scientific Name:  Carduelis notata
  • Common Name/s:  BLACK HEADED SISKIN.
  • Sub Species in country / area of origin:  ?
  • Origin / Distribution:  ?
  • Habitat In Wild:  ?
  • Status In Wild:  ?
  • Status In (Australian) Captivity:  Rare
  • Age To Sexual Maturity:  ?
  • Adult plumage: attained at about ? months  
  • Best breeding years (estimate):  ?
  • Lifespan (estimate):  approx ? years 
  • Sexing:  Monomorphic / Dimorphic
  • Colour mutations:  ?
  • Availability:  ?
  • Temperament:  ?
  • Cost (Victoria) Per Pair: - Normal colour (Approx) $ ??
  • Description Of Adults:
  1. Length: Approx. ? mm (or approx ? inches)
  2. Colour ( "normal" colour ): Refer photo/s above if available.
  3. Weight: Approx. ? gms (or approx ? ozs)

Aviary Notes:

Level Of Knowledge Required: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced / Specialist Breeders Only.

Government Regulations & By-Laws:  Refer to "Government Laws" page.

Housing Requirements:  Click on "Housing birds" web page for general details on the housing of Non Australian Finches or read on for specific details for this finch.

Diet / Feeding:  Click on "Feeding birds" web page for general details on the nutrition of  Non Australian Finches or read on for specific details for this finch.

Nesting:  A basic overview only.

  • Roosting nest: Yes / No
  • Nesting months:
  • Nesting receptacles:
  • Nest:  Nest is lined with feathers and soft fine grasses.
  • Who incubates the eggs: Hen / cock / both share.

More details on finch nests and a selection of finch nest photos can be located on the "nests", "finch nests" and "finch nest photos" web pages.  Click on "Up" then "nests" then "finch nests" and "finch nests photos" in the navigation bars.

Breeding: Egg Colour ?.  Clutch/s per year ?.  Eggs per nest ?.  Incubation approx. ? days.  Fledge approx. ? days/weeks.  Independent  approx. another ? days/weeks.

Artificial incubation, hand rearing or fostering will not be covered on this web site.  It is too complex and diverse in nature to be attempted here.  Refer "Specific References" as listed below and "General References" listings.                  

Health Issues:  Refer  "Avian Health Issues" web page for information and references.

  • Worming and parasite control and Quarantine requirements of new birds or sick birds are considered to require veterinary advice and therefore not covered on this web site.  Refer above option - "Avian Health Issues" web page.
  • Avian medicine is advancing at a rapid pace.  Keep updating your knowledge and skills.

General References:  Refer to references listed on "Book References" web page.

Specific References:

  • Australian Aviculture

  • A/A Vol 21 No 5 May 1967 Page 64 (Inc colour plate).
  • Australian Birdkeeper

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