Birds | Painted Finch | 2

The eye-catching bright red face, throat and belly of the male Painted Finch (Emblema pictum) is a sight to behold. The female have red around the eye, and whilst both sexes have the white spotted flanks, it is the female that tends to be more spotted. The upper feathers are a olive-brown.

The upper beak is black with red at the tip. The lower part of the beak is red, becoming pearl white at the base. The feet are flesh coloured.

A small bird, the Painted Finch are found in the arid inland region of Australia, especially in rocky gorges, chasms and hills with nearby water.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Estrildidae
  • Genus: Emblema
  • Species: E. pictum
  • Binomial name: Emblema pictum