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Finch nesting

Post by Rigs » 19 May 2017, 09:26

Need help on what finches readily nest in boxes or cane nests. I have a large walkway with limited room for brush to be mounted because of it configuration but ample wall space to mount nest boxes. I have gouldians which i know will use boxes and looking for other finches to add into the walkway that would nest in boxes. Walkway area 2m wide x 2.2m high x 15m long so plenty of room. Just getting back into some finches after last keeping them 20 years ago when i first started,so not up with it all. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Finch nesting

Post by finchbreeder » 19 May 2017, 10:46

My Gouldians and other finches also use the plastic floats (approx 20cm diametre) Generally put a mix of nests and the finches will choose what they like.
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Re: Finch nesting

Post by Tiaris » 19 May 2017, 10:49

Ruddies like to nest in small enclosed cane nests about 1m off the ground, Orangebreasts like them too (1.5-2m). Cutthroats prefer nest boxes but are best kept as a colony of their own.

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Re: Finch nesting

Post by emmo » 20 May 2017, 08:00

I've had Plum-headed Finches, Black-throated Finches, Long-tailed Finches, Blue-faced Parrotfinches, Red-throated (Red-faced) Parrotfinches, Tricoloured Parrotfinches, Gouldian Finches, African Silverbills, Zebra Finches, Red-billed (African) Firefinches, Crimson Finches, Cut-throat Finches, Javan Munias, Scaly-breasted Munias (Spice Finches) all nest in nest boxes.
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Re: Finch nesting

Post by arthur » 20 May 2017, 09:50

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Re: Finch nesting

Post by casehulsebosch » 20 May 2017, 16:07

Cannot agree with you Arthur LOL

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Re: Finch nesting

Post by arthur » 20 May 2017, 16:53

Tried to post the pic of a Sunbird nesting in an upside down mini-watering can, to show that there are no 'definites' in this game

But alas . .

Perhaps I'm 'dotty'

And please feel free to disagree again

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Re: Finch nesting

Post by casehulsebosch » 20 May 2017, 18:28

If at first you don't succeed..............

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Re: Finch nesting

Post by Tiaris » 20 May 2017, 20:00

emmo wrote:
20 May 2017, 08:00
I've had Plum-headed Finches, Black-throated Finches, Long-tailed Finches, Blue-faced Parrotfinches, Red-throated (Red-faced) Parrotfinches, Tricoloured Parrotfinches, Gouldian Finches, African Silverbills, Zebra Finches, Red-billed (African) Firefinches, Crimson Finches, Cut-throat Finches, Javan Munias, Scaly-breasted Munias (Spice Finches) all nest in nest boxes.
I've had most of those plus a decent amount of others also nest in boxes, but at least a couple of those (Plumheads, Spices & pure Javan Munias) would be genuine longshots for regular box nesters. Sure, anything is possible when you have a keen pair of birds and limited nesting options but look to commonly accepted receptacle-nesters if they are the only nesting choices available.

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