Off to Australia today with the Lady Gouldian finch - also known as the rainbow finch, they're one of the most colourful birds in the world. Popular as pets, they come in different colour mutations that vary by country. Mr H also pointed out that this is basically my mascot bird as it's got all my brand colours in it! 😍
Sadly they're restricted to small, isolated populations in the wild and less than 2500 individuals are thought to remain. Their gorgeous colours mean that they are easily caught by predators and the population suffered a huge loss when disease and viral infections ravaged the wild population.