Indian Silverbill Male

by New York Bird Supply

Description: The Indian Silverbill (Lonchura malabarica), commonly known as the Warbling Finch, are gregarious and found in flocks of as many as 60 birds. They feed on the ground or on low shrubs and grass stalks. They constantly utter a low cheeping or chirping contact call as they forage. Native distribution seems to have been from the Arabian Peninsula through Iran, to India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Sikkim. Adult Indian silverbills have a conical silver-grey bill, buff-brown upperparts, white underparts, buffy flanks, and dark wings. The tail is black and the wings are dark contrasting with a white rump. The tails of the Indian Silverbills for sale appear pointed as the length of the feathers reduce from the center outwards.

 Size:  4.5"

Lifespan:  Up to 8 years

 Temperament: The Indian Silverbill Finch is peaceful, highly social, and active. 

Breeding: The Indian Silverbill Finch is easy to breed. They prefer half-open nest boxes with a lot of privacy. 

Diet: Classic Finch Seed, Australian Blend Goldenfeast, Mineral Grit, Millet Sprays, Cuttlefish Bone, Dried Egg Food