Long-tailed (Grass-) Finch Poephila acuticauda

Long-tailed Grass-finch
Long-tailed Finch
Shaft-tailed Finch
The LONG-TAILED FINCH, also called SHAFT-TAIL and BLACKHEART FINCH and LONG-TAILED GRASS-FINCH, is native to northern Australia.
Long-tailed Finch
Long-tailed Finch
Shaft-tailed Finch
Male and female have similar plumage. He has a much longer tail than she has.
Long-tailed Finch
Long-tailed Finch
Blackheart Finch
The colour of the beak varies through its range from red through orange to yellow.
Long-tailed Finch
Long-tailed Finch
Blackheart Finch
The red-billed subspecies (above) is sometimes called Heck's Grass Finch (P. a. hecki).