CREATURE FEATURE: Gouldian Finch

The Gouldian Finch (Erythura gouldiaeor Chloebia goldiae) is a small passerine bird in the Estrildidae family. It is an estrildid. It is also known as the Gould Finch or the Rainbow Finch. 

The Gouldian Finch is brightly coloured and varied, with mainly black, green, yellow, and red markings. The male has a purple chest and the female has a light mauve chest. Its head is red, black, or yellow. Its beak is light-coloured with a red tip. It has pale legs and feet. 

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What’s the difference between Mannikins: Bronze Mannikin and Black-and-White Mannikin?

What’s the difference between the Bronze Mannikin and the Black-and-White Mannikin?

The Bronze Mannikin (Lonchura cucullata scutata) and the Black-and-White Mannikin (Lonchura bicolor poensis) are both small African finches.

The Bronze Mannikin has a two-toned beak, whereas the Black-and-White Mannikin has a blue-grey beak.

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