Male in Western Australia
, Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Emblema, Gould, 1842
Emblema pictum, Gould, 1842
The Painted Finch (Emblema pictum) is a common species of estrildid finch found in Australia. It is also known as the Painted Firetail or the Painted Firetail Finch. It is the only species in the genus Emblema.
It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 1,000,000 km². It is found in semi-desert area, grassland and subtropical (lowland) dry grassland. The status of the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Origin and phylogeny has been obtained by Antonio Arnaiz-Villena et al.. Estrildinae may have originated in India and dispersed thereafter (towards Africa and Pacific Ocean habitats).
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