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Meet The Fascinating Silver Diamond Firetail

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.

silver diamond firetail

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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