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Monday, 13 December 2021

Monday Murals - Gouldian Finch

I love murals and street art. If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you will find murals everywhere.  The "Monday Mural" meme goes live on Monday at 12,01AM, Perth,Western Australian time. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters. Looking forward to your mural finds this week.  Thanks, Sami.


Painted for the 2017 Darwin Street Art Festival, by Melbourne artist James Beattie, AKA "Jimmy Dvate" and Darwin artist Jesse Bell, at 17 West Lane in the Darwin's city centre.

The gouldian finch mural shows the three colour variations of the birds found in the wild - the black-faced which makes up about 75% of the birds, the red-faced, makes up about 25% and the very rare yellow-faced, which only occurs in around 1 in 3000 birds.

This mural brings attention to the fact that nowadays fewer than 2500 gouldian finch are left in the wild, threatened by changing fire practices that reduce food availability and also the thousands of birds that used to be trapped for the aviary trade until 1981. These birds can be found just south of Darwin.



43 comments:

  1. Australian birds are much more colorful than the ones we see here. These murals really look neat, with the background being sort of abstract and the birds quite realistic == and huge.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Mae. Tropical birds are more colourful.

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  2. ...the colorful birds are a delight to see on this winter day! Thanks Sami for hosting.

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  3. I can see why the yellow faced finches are so rare. They are the pettiest of all. This is a beautiful mural and works well with that building.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, the birds are quite pretty and the yellow is the prettiest indded.

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  4. This one is so beautiful -- I love colorful birds and these are beautifully rendered!

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    1. They certainly are beautiful birds Jeanie and the artists did a great job.

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  5. I like these giant colorful birds, so exotic for us in Europe.

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    1. Thanks Kwarkito. Tropical birds are so beautiful :)

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  6. I like these colorful birds they are very attractive

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  7. Dvate's work is always so good to see. He does get around.

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  8. Dearest Sami,
    What a beauty the Gouldian finch is!
    Great mural.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  9. Beautiful Gouldian Finch and beautiful mural. Thank you for hosting. Have a great week.

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  10. Dar vida e cor a um local inóspito
    Boa semana

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  11. Beautiful birds and mural!
    Oh, I think I would be lost in Darwin these days. Would love to come back and see all the beautiful murals.

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    1. Thanks Iris. I'm sure Darwin would be unrecognizable to you.

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  12. Beautiful and educational all in one go. And he has made great use of that curved wall.

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  13. Real beautiful birds. Looks like just escaped from paradise.

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    1. Thanks SC. Certainly birds of paradise :)

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  14. To see Gouldian Finches in the wild would be a dream come true for me, but I am really starting to doubt whether I will ever be able to visit Australia again. COVID scuttled my plans last year and again this year. I had every intention to visit in July 2022, mere months from now, but the turmoil with international travel and the lack of satisfactory travel insurance has led me to cancel again.

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    1. Sorry to hear you are no longer travelling this year again David. Our state will be opening on the 5th February, once we reach the 90% vaccination, but nothing is yet straight forwards -apart from the vax certificate we need to test before we go anywhere and test again before returning and then again 5 days upon return. Will we ever get back to normal?!!

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  15. I love those colorful birds.

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    1. The birds are quite pretty, thanks Pat :)

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  17. Lovely mural. I like these colorful birds.

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  18. We get finches here but not as colorful as those!

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    1. Thanks Tanya. I've never seen these around Perth either.

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  19. Such wonderful colourful birds :)

    All the best Jan

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