Genus Poephila

Long-tailed Finch - The species breeds in natural hollows. Pairs share feeding responsibilities, and there has been one report of birds from older broods helping their parents raise the following brood, the first time that cooperative breeding has been recorded in an Australian estrildid finch.

Black-throated Finch - Originally described by ornithologist John Gould in 1837, its specific epithet is Latin cincta "girdled".


Masked Finch - It is 12.5-13.5 cm long. The male is larger but the sexes are otherwise similar. It is cinnamon-brown above and paler below with a white rump, black mark on the flanks and black face mask. It has a heavy yellow bill and a pointed black tail. The eastern subspecies P. p. leucotis has whitish cheeks.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Estrildidae
Genus : Poephila