I would say that these are fairly young Gouldian Finches, Erythura goudiae, both by size and their plumage. The very young birds have grey heads and necks before developing the magnificent, almost patchwork feathers. Males have a purple chest, females are mauve.
It’s still up there amongst my favourite birdies, the Gouldian Finch with its vibrant, patchwork plumage.
Two species I never tire of seeing, Goldfinch and Gouldian Finch. Such vibrant and varied colours and fascinating expressions on their little faces.
The extremely colourful Gouldian Finch, Erythrura gouldiae, looks like it was fashioned out of patchwork. There are breeding populations all over […]