Gouldian finch

species of bird

The Gouldian finch (Erythrura gouldiae), also known as the Lady Gouldian finch, Gould's finch or the rainbow finch, is a species of passerine bird which is native to Australia. Both sexes are brightly coloured with black, green, yellow and red markings. The birds are found across northern Australia in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland. The species are listed as near-threatened.[1]

Adult male Gouldian finch

The Gouldian finch was described by British ornithological artist John Gould in 1844 as Amadina gouldiae. It was named in honour of Gould's late wife Elizabeth.


  1. "Erythrura gouldiae — Gouldian Finch". Department of the Environment and Energy. Retrieved 2 April 2020.