Finches

Zebra Finch

Taeniopygia guttata
Uncommon irruptive species; flocks are sighted every few years. Many escapees or released birds are reported.

Double-barred Finch

Taeniopygia bichenovii
Uncommon breeding resident of grasslands and forests on the tablelands, usually in the vicinity of water.

Plum-headed Finch

Neochmia modesta
Rare vagrant or aviary escapee/releasee.

Red-browed Finch

Neochmia temporalis
Common breeding resident, particularly in dense growth along rivers and creeks, and in damp places. Occasionally in the higher wet forests, but probably does not breed there.

Diamond Firetail

Stagonopleura guttata
Uncommon breeding resident confined to pockets of suitable habitat on the tablelands.

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus
Common breeding resident.

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Passer montanus
Rare non-breeding visitor. May be under-reported.

European Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis
Common breeding resident in suitable terrain in the ACT.

Common Greenfinch

Chloris chloris
Uncommon breeding resident which appears to be confined to the central area of the ACT.
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