Blue-faced Parrotfinch

About the Blue-faced Parrotfinch
Also known as: Tri-colored Parrotfinch, Blue-headed Parrot Finch, Green-backed Finch, Blue-faced Finch
Blue-faced Parrotfinch

The Blue-faced Parrotfinch is a colorful species of finch found in parts of Australia, east Asia and Southeast Asia.

Blue-faced Parrotfinches are also known as Tri-colored Parrotfinches. They have deep blue faces, green bodies, and red tail feathers. Females have similar coloration but the blue face feathers aren't as extensive as in males.

Because of their beauty, lovely song, and willingness to breed in captivity, Blue-faced Parrotfinches are popular aviary and pet birds. They may live up to 7 years in captivity. In the wild, the stable population has a conservation status of Least Concern.

Details & Statistics


The Blue-faced Parrotfinch is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size may be moderately small to large, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

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