National Geographic : 1938 Dec
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE C()National (Ueographic society A MOTLEY GATHERING FROM BELOW THE EQUATOR Of these four Australian beauties, the commonest is the hardy, well-mannered ZEBRA FINCH (upper pair, male right). Rarer in America is the DIAMOND FINCH (center). The showy RED-FACED GOULD IAN FINCH (male and female, left-hand pair) and the BLACK-FACED GOULDIAN (female below male, lower right), long considered distinct, are now known to be merely color varieties of one species. They are not easily acclimated in colder places. Paler purple on the breast distinguishes the females from their mates.