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Masked Finch

Poephila personata

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A small brownish bird with a bright yellow bill, black face, black flanks, and a distinctive black tail and white rump. Juveniles similar but duller, with dark bill. Long tail but lacks the long streamers of similar Long-tailed Finch, with which Masked is sometimes found. Inhabits grasslands and grassy woodlands across northern Australia.

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