Star Finch

Star Finch

Check out Australia Zoo’s Star Finch!

Australia Zoo is home to some of the most spectacular birds on the planet, including the adorable star finch. Take a walk through our very own Rainforest Aviary for your chance to see these beautiful birds up close!

 

Star Finch standing on a feeder bowl.

 

Star finches are found throughout northern Australia, from Cape York Peninsular across the top end of Australia and down the coast of Western Australia! They prefer to inhabit swamps, mangroves, tall grasses and trees!

 

Looking down on a Star Finch that is standing on brown mulch.

 

Star finches are identified by their tiny stature, only measuring around 10 centimetres long! Crikey, they are cute! They have a stunning red face and green body, speckled with white spots.

 

Two Star Finches standing on mulch.

 

Star finches are omnivores and will feed on small insects and grass seeds, often from an elevated position, rarely from the ground! They are a thriving species and are of least concern.

  • Class of animal icon
    Class

    Aves

  • Genus of animal icon
    Genus

    Neochmia

  • Species of animal icon
    Species

    ruficauda

  • height of animal icon
    Height

    10 - 12 centimetres

  • weight of animal icon
    Weight

    10 - 11 grams

  • diet of animal icon
    Diet

    Omnivore

  • gestation of animal icon
    Incubation

    13 days