AUSTRALASIAN Tropical & Subtropical Savanna

The stunning and world famous finches of the northern Australian bush... 

Family Estrildidae: Finches

Poephila acuticauda 'Long-tailed Finch', (Wyndham Caravan Park, Western Australia). Found in tropical open woodlands from the Kimberley to the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Poephila personata, 'Masked Finch' . Found in tropical woodlands, often near Pandanus at freshwater, across the top of northern Australia.

Erythrura gouldiae, 'Gouldian Finch', (Wyndham Caravan Park, Western Australia).

'Gouldian Finch', red-headed form (Wyndham Caravan Park, Western Australia).

Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.