Gouldian Finch by EnviroKey

The Gouldian Finch Erythrura gouldiae is one of Australia’s most critically endangered birds. This small finch exists in scattered sub-populations across the ‘top end’ of Australia, and populations are in continuing decline. Threats to the species include heavy grazing of their habitats, disease, altered fire regimes and climate change. They occur in three head colour forms, this obviously being the red and the black, these both males.

A National Recovery Plan has been drafted which provides a framework for the recovery of the species in their natural habitat. These birds are part of a flock that is involved in a captive breeding program to ensure a certain level of security for the species.

Photographer: Steve Sass.
Camera: Canon EOS500D, 500mm fl.

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


  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 5 years ago

  • Elaine Short
    Elaine Shortalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful:)

  • Thanks Elaine

    – EnviroKey

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosalmost 5 years ago

    Their stunning Steve..so hope they can be saved!! *-)

  • thanks Deb

    – EnviroKey

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    Lovely capture of this beautiful little bird Steve!

  • Thanks Trish.

    – EnviroKey

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 5 years ago

    Just beautiful, such vibrant colours

  • they sure are, thanks for the comment.

    – EnviroKey

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 4 years ago

    This is gorgeous, this would be fabulous for my Granddaughter and Myself new Group, “Natures Paintbrush”, we have just had a bird Challenge running too,

  • Thanks Ann. Now added, Cheers, Steve & Linda.

    – EnviroKey

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 4 years ago

    Great capture…gorgeous :o)

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 4 years ago

    This is beautiful Steve! Gorgeous capture:)

  • Thanks muchly, Cheers, Steve & Linda

    – EnviroKey

  • bobby1
    bobby1over 4 years ago

    Wow such colour stunning image:-)

  • They sure are a colourful bird, Cheers, Steve & Linda

    – EnviroKey

  • Deborah Glasgow
    Deborah Glasgowover 4 years ago

    Oh! What a Beauty!

  • Thanks Deborah. Cheers, Steve & Linda

    – EnviroKey

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