Photographs of wild Lady Gouldian Finches
and other finches in Western Australia

 

The photographs below were taken in September of 2008 in the Wyndham area of Western Australia. Below you will see images of Gouldian Finches, Longtail Finches, Masked Finches, Star Finches, Double Bar Finches (Owl Finches), and Zebra Finches, as well as Chestnut Breasted Mannikins, Yellow Rumped Mannikins and Budgerigars. The Longtail Finch is part of a comparative study by the Save the Gouldian Fund, as it is the Gouldian's primary competitor for nest hollows, having similar nesting preferences.

 

Gouldian and Longtail Finches Drinking

Male and Juvenile Gouldian Finches Drinking with Adult Longtail Finches

 

 

Gouldian Family with Star Finch

Gouldian Family Drinking with Star Finch

 

 

Yellow Head Gouldian Finch Drinking

Yellow Head Gouldian Finch Drinking

 

 

Black Head Gouldian Hen

Black Head Gouldian Hen

 

 

Adult and Juvenile Star Finches

Adult and Juvenile Star Finches

 

 

Budgerigars Drink with Masked Finch and Gouldians

Budgerigars Drink with Masked Finch and Gouldians

 

 

Gouldian Finch Scouting the Water Hole

Gouldian Finch Scouting a Water Hole

 

 

Bee Eaters Working a Water Hole

Bee Eaters Working a Water Hole

 

 

Gouldian Group at Water Hole

Time To Party!

 

 

Longtail and Owl Finch

Longtail and Owl Finch (aka Double Bar Finch)

 

 

Black Head Gouldian and Longtails Waiting to Drink

Black Head Gouldian Hen with Juvenile and Longtails Waiting to Drink

 

 

Masked Finch

Masked Finch

 

 

Finch Diversity at Wyndham

Finch Diversity at Wyndham

 

 

Flight and Water

Flight and Water!

 

 

Double Bar Finch

Double Bar Finch (aka Owl Finch)

 

 

Owl Finch Reflection

Owl Finch Enjoying Its Reflection While Having a Drink

 

 

Red Head Gouldian Finch

Red Head Gouldian Finch Surveys the Water Hole

 

 

Adult and Juvenile Gouldians Drinking

Adult Black Head and Juvenile Gouldians Drinking

 

 

Star Finch and Gouldian Hen

Star Finch and Gouldian Hen Drink with Longtail and Double Bar Finches

 

 

Longtail Finches Waiting to Drink

Longtail Finches Waiting to Drink

 

 

Longtail Finch

Longtail Finch

 

 

Budgerigars and Gouldians Waiting to Drink

Budgerigars and Gouldians Waiting to Drink

 

 

Zebra Finch

Zebra Finch at Wyndham

 

 

Longtail Finch with Zebra Finch Hen

Longtail Finch with Zebra Finch Hen

 

 

Gouldians Drinking with Masked and Longtail Finches

Gouldians Drinking with Masked and Longtail Finches

 

 

Budgie and Gouldian Finch

Budgie and Black Head Gouldian Hen

 

 

Owl Finch Drinks with Longtail Finch

Owl Finch Drinks with Longtail Finch

 

 

Yellow Rumped Mannikins with Longtail Finches

Yellow Rumped Mannikins with Longtail Finches

 

 

Chestnut Breasted and Yellow Rumped Mannikins

Chestnut Breasted and Yellow Rumped Mannikins

 

 

Yellow Rumped and Chestnut Breasted Mannikins

Yellow Rumped and Chestnut Breasted Mannikins

 

 

Double Bar Finch Drinks with Gouldians

Double Bar Finch Drinks with Gouldians

 

 

Star Finches Wait in Reeds to Drink

Star Finches Wait in Reeds to Drink

 

 

Star Finch with Owl and Longtail Finches

Star Finch with Longtail and Owl Finches

 

 

Proud Gouldian Finch Poses for Camera

Proud Gouldian Finch Poses for Camera

 

 

Bill Van Patten and Mike Fidler

Bill Van Patten (left) and Mike Fidler (right) Northern Territory Sept 2008

 

 

Northern Territory Camp Site

Northern Territory Camp Site Sept 2008

 

 

Crossing the Causeway to Wyndham

Crossing the Causeway to Wyndham

 

 

Artificial Gouldian Nest Hollow

James Brazill-Boast Inspects Artificial Gouldian Nest Hollow

 

 

Artificial Gouldian Nest Hollow Closeup

Artificial Gouldian Nest Hollow Closeup

 

 

Gouldian Finch Nestbox Closeup

Gouldian Finch Nestbox Closeup

 

 

Artificial Gouldian Nest Hollow Wyndham Area

One of over 400 Artificial Gouldian Nest Hollows placed in the Wyndham area by the Save the Gouldian Fund