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Gouldian Finch - Red-Headed Male

Erythrura gouldiae

Description:

These birds are endemic to Australia but have sadly become a rare sight in the wild. They are classified as being "endangered in the wild" by the IUCN; it is estimated that there are fewer than 2,500 mature individuals remaining in the wild, though there are tens of thousands bred in captivity for the pet trade and kept by aviculturists.

Notes:

Spotted in the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA

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13 Comments

Telse
Telse 7 years ago

Sweet!

LivesInADream
LivesInADream 7 years ago

Thank you all so much for the comments and the interesting infos!!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Artistic!

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 7 years ago

Beautifull male. They are endemic to Australia and endangered species. In the wild there are the red headed ones like this one and black headed. Whereas, in the captivity there are so many different color combinations. They are one of the most popular and expensive birds :).

dotun55
dotun55 7 years ago

Sweet birdie! Like she's wearing a headscarf

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Adorable!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

wow very beautiful with bright colours

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 7 years ago

colorful! bright!

Ursula Fricke
Ursula Fricke 7 years ago

So colourful - impressive!

WOW!! NuwanChathuranga those figures in your ID are incredible. Bred in captivity by aviculturists 13,000 and in the wild only 2,500!! Such a beautiful Bird.....Sad!

LivesInADream
LivesInADream 7 years ago

And thanks for the ID NuwanChathuranga!

LivesInADream
LivesInADream 7 years ago

Thank you Ali!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

So Cute!

LivesInADream
Spotted by
LivesInADream

pgh, penna, USA

Spotted on Jul 14, 2013
Submitted on Jul 15, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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