The Diamond Firetail in a small endemic finch found in south eastern Australia. It is not a common bird and has declined in recent years. Here filmed in a reserve a few kilometers from the centre of Canberra.
The Blue-Faced Parrot-finch is found on Islands of the SW Pacific, from eastern Indonesia to Micronesia. In Australia a small population can be found along the North Queensland coast between Cooktown and Ingham, where it is an uncommon and elusive bird, and my understanding is that it is rarely filmed like this in the wild in Australia. I was lucky to film this one along a country road near Daintree in north Queensland.
The aptly named Red-browed Finch is common along the coast and nearby ranges of eastern Australia from North Queensland to SE South Australia. In the Canberra region it is fairly common. Typical of finches, it eats mainly grass seeds - seen here in several locations in NSW close to streams, with the backgrond of some of our many frog species - Eastern Froglet and Pobblebonk in this case.
The Double-barred Finch is endemic to northern and eastern Australia. These birds were filmed on some waste ground in the northern suburbs of Canberra. Canberra is close to the southeastern extent of the distribution of this species. Also see vimeo.com/142492644
The Crimson Finch is an inhabitant of northern Australia, where it can be found in rank undergrowth not too far from water. These species shows considerable difference between the sexes, the male being the bright red bird. Filmed in coastal north Qld.