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Portrait 25.5 x 29.8cm
The numbers of this beautiful finch have greatly declined over the past 40 years and it is now an endangered species in the wild. Many thousands were trapped and exported in the early 1970s and this, along with habitat degradation, is probably the cause of their decline.
There are few small populations in far north Queensland but it is more commonly found in the north of the Northern Territory and the Kimberley area of Western Australia. Gouldian Finches are usually found in open grassy woodland where they feed on various species of grass seeds including Spinifex.
The black-faced form is the most common, greatly outnumbering the red-faced. There is also a yellow-faced form, which is rarely seen.
Reproduced from a watercolour painting by William T. Cooper