Decline of the Gouldian Finch

The Gouldian Finch  is a small variegated and brightly coloured finch endemic to Northern Australia. Of the ‘Passeriformes’ order and ‘Estrildidae’ family of birds, it is also known as the ‘Rainbow Finch’, ‘Gould’s Finch’ or ‘Lady Gouldian Finch’. Gouldians live in isolated areas of the tropical savanna and woodlands of Northern Australia. Main populations are in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and in the top end of Northern Territory, with smaller scattered isolated populations still surviving in Northern Queensland. Continue reading