Gouldian finch

Gouldian finch

The Gouldian finch is sometimes known as the lady Gouldian finch. And yet, it is never known as the gentleman Gouldian finch. Does that seem messed up to you? It kinda does to me.

Special powers

The Gouldian finch, originally hailing from Australia and brightly colored, is obviously highly venomous.

It has a great stage presence, as anyone who has seen its three-bird vaudeville routine can attest. It toured the world with its act, entertaining the old, the young, the restless, the troops, the civilians, and everyone in between.

Gouldian finch trio

Even in still photograph, the comedic chemistry is electric.


It is small and therefore vulnerable to being completely enveloped by a cartoon cat’s mouth.

Number of legs

Two (also: wings).


The Gouldian finch is so named for its discoverer: Elliott Gould.

elliott gould in m*a*s*h

Pictured here serving his nation in the Korean War.

Your aunt

She has a picture of the Gouldian finch in her home right now, as we speak.[1]

What if it fought a bear?

The bear would cut right through it in one swipe, just like Alexander the Great in the story of the Gouldian knot.

Is it noble?


Final rating

The colors are pretty and all, but it conveniently got the idea after meeting the toucan. I’m not saying it’s definitely a copycat, but it’s very likely a copybird. And that fat stubby beak is in a bad in-between space for me. Just leave it small or go all out, but don’t leave it halfway.

Still, Elliott knows talent when he sees it. And so do I.





[1]Well, as I write/you read.

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