Scientific Name (Binomial name) : Erythrura gouldiae
Native to : Northern parts of Australia, including the Nothern
The Gouldian Finch is a brightly colored grass finch native
to the country of Australia. It has also been called Lady
Gould, Gouldian, Gould's Finch, and the Lady Gouldian Finch.
Their natural habitat includes the northern regions of Australia
in the Northern
Territory. The bird was named after the 19th-century
ornithologist John Gould.
They are considered to be rare and endangered in the wild,
yet their popularity with bird fanciers and pet owners is
They come in three main colorings, with a black head, red
head, or a yellow head.
Because of their beautiful colors and placid natures, the
Gouldian finch has become a very popular avery bird. Birdkeepers
around the world breed the Lady Gouldian. They have developed
a large variety of mutated colors that include White breasted
Gouldians, Yellow-bodied Gouldians, Blue-bodied Gouldians,
and many more variations.
The male Gouldian finch can be identified by the more intense
colors and slightly bigger body. The nestlings or younger
Gouldians can be identified by their dull green coloring.
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