Scientific Name: The scientific name assigned to society finches is Lonchura domestica.
Physical Characteristics: Society finches are small birds, typically measuring 4-5 inches in length and weighing around 0.6-0.7 grams on average. They have a two-toned beak and come in a variety of color combinations, including white, brown, and tan shades. Their beaks can be either two-toned or flesh-colored.
Habitat: Society finches are not naturally found in the wild and are exclusively bred in captivity. They originated in Asia as a result of cross-breeding sharp-tailed and munia finches.
Behavior: Society finches are not particularly known for being easy to handle, primarily due to their small size rather than aggression. They can be easily startled and may fly around their enclosures when not nesting or eating. However, they are generally peaceful birds and are named for their social nature. They excel as breeders and parents, and thrive when paired with a mate or kept with a few other birds in their habitat.
Lifespan: When kept in captivity, society finches typically have a lifespan of 4-7 years.