Birds, Bugs & Amphibians

Gouldian Finch

Chloebia gouldiae Gouldian Finch

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Pretty Bird

Gouldian Finches have either a red, black or yellow head.  Despite their distinct color variations, the red-headed, black-headed and yellow-headed Gouldian finches are all members of the same species.

Shrinking Species

Gouldian finches are a prime target for the illegal bird trade due to their vivacious coloration.  This illegal trapping, along with predation, destruction of habitat, and susceptibility to a parasitic air-sac mite, has significantly reduced their numbers to an alarming state.

You can see Gouldian Finches in the Zoo’s finch exhibit near the admissions desk.


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