DESCRIPTION OF BIRD:
The gouldian has a scarlet head, bordered with a narrow black band, followed by a broad turquoise-blue band. It’s
throat and chin are black, and the breast is a deep purple, followed by yellow. The back is a various green color. The
gouldian is a very sociable bird.
HOW TO TELL MALE FROM FEMALE:
The female has a lighter colored breast.
The gouldian is from northern Australia.
WHEN IS THE BIRD IN COLOR:
Gouldians are in color all of the time.
They nest in half open boxes or hollow logs lined with grass. Some are prolific breeders while others require Society
finches to be foster parents. The 3-8 eggs are incubated by both partners for 14 days and young arrive in 21 days.
The female’s bill becomes dark grey in breeding condition.
Their diet is seeds, greens, insects, and commercial egg or soft food. During molting, they require protein rich foods,
vitamins, minerals, soaked and just sprouted small seeds, etc.
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