Long-tailed (Shaftail) Finch - Poephila acuticauda
Distribution: Northern Australia
An active and very distinctive finch with fine long tail streamers. Has a pale yellow/red bill, grey head, black lores, chin and upper throat, pale grey-brown or fawn brown upperparts, white rump and black tail.
The song is a series of quiet or soft notes, followed by a couple of flute-like notes and ending with a variation of the contact note, 'tu-tu-tu-tu-tu, woo-wah-weee'.
Contact note is a soft 'tet', and a louder or far-carrying mournful and descending 'peew' or 'we-woooooh'.