Do you know what species of finch this is?

by Jack
(Los Angeles)

Hi, i was checking out some videos on you tube of gouldian finches. i came across one particular video and saw this beautiful yellow face with turquoise back finch that i would love to have with my gouldians. But i cant find any info on them. Can you please help me? i hope so. here is the link to the video http://youtu.be/J3fHEj8Q46o you cant miss them, they are so beautiful.


Hi Jack,

I think it is a variety of parrot finch. They are in the same family that Gouldians now belong to, Erythrura. Google red faced parrot finch for lots of photos and see if you think I am right.

Best Wishes, Jeanie

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Sep 06, 2013
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Found a pair
by: Jack

I found a pair, a breeding pair in fact. Thank you all for your help! But a few more questions if you don't mind. I'm still a beginner with a lot of questions. Why are pied seagreens more expensive than solid colors? I would assume the pure solid colors are signs of a pure bloodline. And can I crossbreed them with gouldians? Will I get similar colored mutations? or is it frowned upon?

Hi Jack,

I am not a breeder of Parrot finches. I can only guess at answers about them from my history with Gouldians. The word pied describes the appearance of patches of two or more colors. I am guessing that in the case that you are asking about the increase of expense would be because the bird has genetic mutations that cause it to have two colors. I would assume the same as you do regarding the solid colors. I do not think it is possible to crossbreed gouldians and parrot finches. I think they just don't pair successfully. The luminescent little dots in the mouths of the chicks of both species are arranged in species specific patterns. I think this is why the Gouldians were recently moved from the Estrildidae family, (of grass finches), to the Erythurura family. I have read that the patterns of these little dots is familiar to each of the parents of the different species and I have been told that this may be why societies won't usually foster Gouldian chicks successfully if they have their own chicks at the same time. I'll be interested in more comments on this subject too. Best Wishes, Jeanie

Sep 04, 2013
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type of finch
by: Anonymous

That is a sea green parrot finch.

Sep 04, 2013
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Thank you
by: Jack

I found out it was a red face parrot finch seagreen mutation. Now i want one and i dont know how or where to get one.

Great!!! Google or otherwise look into the possibility that you can find a finch or canary club or show in your area or the closest big city. I have found that canary breeders are easier to find than exotic finch breeders and mostly they can be great sources for contacts with finch people. Best Wishes, Jeanie

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