Australian long-tailed finch
Seen at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, native to the north of this country. There are two sub-species of long tailed grass finch - the red billed which is on the eastern side of the population and the yellow billed which inhabits west and north of the population range. They always stay close to permanent water within open grasslands.
Seen behind in this shot is a nest structure.
15 cm in length.
The Long-tailed Finch is a common species of estrildid finch found in Australia. It is a predominantly fawn-coloured bird with a pale grey head and prominent black bib and eyes. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 1,000,000–10,000,000 km².