Gouldian Finch

Chloebia gouldiae

The Lady Gouldian finch is a very social bird, gathering in flocks of hundreds.
Bobbing its head and fluffing its vibrant feathers, a male courts his mate. The pair nests in a tree hollow or a hole in a termite mound at the end of the rainy season when plenty of food is available.

Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
where to see themWhere to see them: Wings of the World
lengthLength: 5 to 5.5 in
habitatHabitat: Savannah and woodland
dietDiet: Seeds and insects
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Lower risk/near threatened)