Meet the silver diamond firetail, a rare variety of native Australian finch that looks like a Christmas angel with flames spilling from beneath its robes.
When you hear the name “Silver Diamond Firetail” you probably think of a creature from Harry Potter.
It’s actually a rare silver mutation of a Diamond Firetail.
However, in captivity, a number of recessive genes have been successfully brought out through careful breeding.
Firetails aren’t currently considered threatened in the wild, though their population is declining.
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