Finches | Painted Finch > mixed company | strike a pose | water

The Painted Finch (Emblema pictum) are often seen perched in shrubs and trees, as well as sharing a water source with other similar sized birds, such as the Zebra Finches. A small bird of the arid inland region of Australia, they can also be seen in the company of larger birds such as budgerigars.


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