Gouldian Finch Erythrura gouldiae

Gouldian Finch
Gouldian Finch
Gouldian Finch
The brightly-coloured Gouldian Finch, also called Lady Gouldian Finch after the wife of the bird artist John Gould, is native to northern Australia.
Gouldian Finch
Gouldian Finch
Gouldian Finch
Unusually for finches, both males and females are brightly-coloured, although the males have brighter colours -- a brighter purple chest rather than dull mauve and a brighter yellow belly. Juveniles are brown.
Gouldian Finch
Gouldian Finch
Gouldian Finch
Faces can be black, red or orangey yellow in the wild, on either males or females; further colours have been developed in captivity. Some, like the bird above centre, have a white chest.
Black-headed Wagtail
Black-headed Wagtail
Black-headed Wagtail
The alien with antennae
Black-headed Wagtail
Black-headed Wagtail
Black-headed Wagtail
Pairs of males and females showing the males' slightly richer plumage.