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Hello and welcome to the My Gouldian Aviary (MGA) website!

This hobby website was first published on the 4th December 2000. Not many people realise that the Gouldian finch is a truly magnificent and majestic Australian icon and the most colourful little bird in the world.

We hope to contribute to the promotion of the Gouldian Finch and basically this website is an idiots guide to raising the Gouldian in an outside garden aviary. For the record, the author considers himself the biggest idiot.

If this is your first visit it might be a good idea to grab a cup of coffee or cup of tea and get comfortable, as there are plenty of webpages to explore.

This is a non-profit hobby site so we do not sell anything here, but just recommend what we believe works. We hope to help you with the safe keeping of the Gouldian finch by sharing with you our experience of colony breeding the Gouldian Finch in our little garden aviary situated in Melbourne, Australia.

Our aim is to produce happy and healthy Gouldian Finches, in a natural garden setting to ensure the survival of our little and much loved home bred colony that has been going since 1995. We only house the normal coloured Gouldians with the red, black and yellow (orange) head colours.

Over the years we have developed a strong colony strain of free breeding Gouldians that are all descended from our very first purchase, a red headed male Gouldian and who we dearly remember as the mighty Montezuma aka, "Monte" .

You should find the Website easy to navigate around. If you find any problems please let us know by emailing

Enjoy the photos but please do not steal them, as others have done in the past to make money from them. Hence the copyright warnings throughout the Website. There are always a few bad apples that take advantage. C'est la vie!

Anyway, on a more brighter note, we hope you enjoy the Website and find it of some benefit in your quest to successfully house this truly social and glorious Australian grass finch. Enjoy!