Gouldian Finch (a.k.a. Lady
Gouldian Finch, Gould’s Finch, Rainbow Finch)
This bird feeds on ripe or half-ripe grass seeds
as well as insects and grasses.
Gouldian finches grow to be 3-4 inches
long and weigh 15-25 g or .5-.9 ounces. Both sexes are brightly colored
with black, green, yellow, red and other colors. The females tend to be
less brightly colored. One major difference between the sexes is that
the male's chest is purple, while the female's is a lighter mauve color.
Their heads may be red, black, yellow or orange.
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