Australian Finches

Estrildidae

Australian finches belong to the family Estrildidae and weigh less than 30 grams.  There are 18 known species of finches in Australia. 

The Red-browed finch inhabits the East coast of Australia. It is commonly found in temperate forest and dry savannah habitats. It may also be found in dry forest and mangrove habitats in tropical region.

The Double-barred finch is found in dry savannah, tropical dry grassland and shrubland habitats in Northern and Eastern Australia.

The Star finch is found in Northern Australia. It has a distinctive red face and bill, and broad white spots down its flanks.

The Zebra finch is the most common finch of Central Australia and ranges over most of the continent, avoiding only the cool moist south and some areas of the tropical far north.