GOULDIAN FINCH FACTS
The Gouldian Finch is a beautiful finch with a bright green back, yellow belly and a purple breast. Most birds have a black face, but about 25% have red faces, and yellow-faced forms are rare. The males are brighter colours than the females. Juveniles are grey on the head and neck, and olive on the back and tail. The underparts are pale brownish white.
13cm - 14cm
found near water on treed grassland and edges of mangroves
eats grass seeds. During the breeding season it eats mainly insects.
The Gouldian Finch usually nests in tree hollows or holes in termite mounds. Four to eight eggs are laid.
tropical northern sub-coastal areas from Derby, Western Australia, to the Gulf of Carpentaria and central Cape York Peninsula
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "endangered".
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Relatives in same Genus
Blue-faced Parrot-Finch (E. trichroa)