The Owl Finch

We introduced our pair of Owl Finches to the Gouldian garden aviary on the 14th November 2000.

This attractive Australian Grass Finch is also known as the Owl Faced Finch, Bicheno Finch or Double Bar Finch. Measuring 11.5cm (4.5in), this mighty little finch will quickly win you over.

Sociable by nature and very compatible with the Gouldian Finches. They require a mixture of millet and canary seed, with green food and some invertebrates.

These grass finches are distributed throughout the northern and eastern parts of Australia where they frequent areas of long savannah grasses where water is available and also areas of human habitation.

They develop a strong pair bond. Our little pair are first to rise in the morning and last to retire at night, roosting in their nest box that faces the morning sun.

They thrive in the outdoor area, always calling to one another, constantly on the move, exploring all the hiding places within the aviary.

I highly recommend this popular little grass finch and would be very surprised if you are not pleased with their introduction to the aviary!