Booderee National Park

Important COVID-19 update

Booderee National Park has a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place to protect visitors, staff and the local community.

For further information on Booderee National Park’s COVID-19 safety measures please refer to the COVID-19 safety webpage and check the entry requirements before visiting Booderee National Park.

Red-browed finch
The pretty red-browed finch is a tiny bird, growing only to about 12 centimetres. It is easily identified by its red eyebrows, beak and rump. Aside from its red highlights it is predominantly grey, with olive-green wings.

Where

Look out for red-browed finches in grassy areas near water but close to shrubs and vegetation so they can hide quickly. You may also spot them perched on grassheads or feeding in the grass along the sides of roads and walking trails. They are common in the park at any time of year.

Feeding

Red-browed finches feed on grass seeds and insects, often in a group of 10 or more.

Breeding

The nest is a small ball of grass with a side entrance, often found in a clump of leaves or in vines or saplings one or two metres above the ground. Both parents share nest-building, incubation of the eggs and feeding of the young hatchlings.

Sounds

A high-pitched pseett.