LIVE WEBCAM WITH GOULDIAN FINCHES
- Location: Eindhoven, The Nederlands
- Source: BluebirdsAlive
- Info: Live streaming webcam showing gouldian finches in a private aviary in Holland. The webcam shows two beautiful black faced hens called Lili and Panks and two red faced cocks called Zuzmo and Nino.
More info: The Gouldian finch is also known as the Lady Gouldian finch, Gould's finch or the rainbow finch. It is an extremely striking and colourful passerine bird that is native to Australia.
Before the government of Australia banned the export of Australian fauna, Gouldian finches were exported worldwide which resulted in viable breeding populations of these birds, in many countries. The captive breeding resulted in several colour mutations which vary by country and with some existing only in Australia - the Australian yellow and the Australian "dilute". In the United States there is the blue bodied Gouldian with the most common body mutations being blue, pastel green (single and double-factor, resulting in "dilute" and yellow males and yellow females), and pastel blue (again, single and double-factor producing "pastel" and silver males, and silver hens
Gouldian finches are a popular species in aviculture because of their striking colours and fairly straightforward care requirements. Gouldian finches get along well with other species of grass finch and some other docile species of bird, such as waxbills and parrot finches