Diamond Firetail by EnviroKey

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The Diamond Firetail is a robust finch that occurs across eastern Australia in which it inhabits woodlands and vegetation along creeklines. The species is now listed under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 as it is threatened by past clearing of woodlands and fragmentation of remaining habitat.

EnviroKey is a specialist ecological consultancy that undertakes surveys, research and education programs across Australia.

Photographer: Steve Sass.
Camera: Canon EOS500D.
Location: Nimmitabel, NSW, Australia.


australia, biodiversity, bird, diamond, ecology, envirokey, fauna, finch, firetail, threatened


  • Pene Stevens
    Pene Stevensabout 4 years ago

    gorgeous !!!

  • Thanks Pene.

    – EnviroKey

  • sahoaction
    sahoactionabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot! Nice that he turned around to look at you.

  • yes, he was certainly checking out the big lense! Cheers, Steve

    – EnviroKey

  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersabout 4 years ago

    Nice one Steve… great to see these in the wild.

  • Thanks Phillip – its always a treat isnt when you see/hear these guys! Cheers, Steve

    – EnviroKey

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosabout 4 years ago

    Love this little guys colours and spots!! *-)

  • Thanks Deb

    – EnviroKey

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Steve!
    They are such beautiful little birds!

  • Yes they are Trish – Cheers, Steve

    – EnviroKey

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...about 4 years ago


  • Thanks Edyta. Cheers, Steve

    – EnviroKey

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittabout 4 years ago

    Oh, Wow….Well done…

  • Thanks Ginger, Cheers, Steve

    – EnviroKey

  • sharonw
    sharonwabout 4 years ago

    Nice over the shoulder look. The only firetail I haven’t seen…one day….one day…Great shot

  • I am still to see a Red-eared so we are even! Thanks for your comment, Cheers, Steve

    – EnviroKey

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