European Goldfinch (Australia) - Carduelis carduelis
It has a red face, black and white head, warm brown upperparts, white underparts with buff flanks and breast
patches, and black and yellow wings. The ivory-coloured bill is long and pointed, and the tail is forked.
Adult male: red on face extends slightly behind eye. Adult female: as male, but red on face extends only to eye.
A rather high-pitched warble with sudden variation in tempo, in a clear sharp, ringing voice. Each verse tends to contain some long drawn-out notes and some fast runs with wide variation in pitch. Tuneful in a jazzy way with slurred melodies creating a slightly melancholic or wistful impression.
The usual contact and alarm call is a sharp, ringing 'tic' often repeated; sometimes delivered in erratic runs with a chattering quality. Also frequent is a thin, sibilant 'tsee'.