These gorgeous little beings were quite happy to be snapped munching away on some birdseed we had left out the night previously. This is in the beautiful area of Kurrajong, which borders the Grosse Valley in NSW.

Often seen foraging for grass seeds on the ground, the Red-browed Finch usually occurs in flocks of up to 10 birds and sometimes more. It often forages with other seed-eating birds, especially other finches and parrots, such as Red-rumped Parrots. Red-browed Finches also often associate with small insectivorous species, especially family groups of Superb Fairy-wrens, as well as Yellow-rumped Thornbills. The association with the fairy-wrens is especially interesting, as the simple song of the Red-browed Finch sometimes sounds superficially similar to the contact call of the Superb Fairy-wren.

I love the little ‘odd one out’ caught looking up while all others are busy filling their tiny bellies.

Canon 500D No edit, straight off camera.



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Greetings All, I am a survivor. I see life through a very unique filter these days. Every moment, every insignificant event matters. I use a Canon 500D with a variety of different lenses. I adore dogs. I am a staunch advocate of the much maligned ‘underdog’, both in the canine world and also outside of it. The world is full of beauty – this I know. Happy snapping fellow travellers.

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  • tinypaws
    tinypawsover 1 year ago

    A beautiful capture.

  • Thank You tinypaws. They are beautiful little birds, very secretive, yet quite animated. I was really taken with them. Quirky and cute all in one. Staffa x

    – Vicki Childs

  • Keala
    Keala9 months ago

    This is great work! I like their red high lights!

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