New book on ALL the Australian finch species is making excellent progress

29 Sep

Australian Longtail grassfinches and a Masked Finch . Photo Col Roberts


Rare Finch Conservation Group member Col Roberts is making excellent progress on what promises to be the world’s definitive photographic book on ALL the Australian grassfinch species and their subspecies. Col is hoping to publish the book by mid next year.

Col Roberts The master at work. Col by profession is a magistrate based in Perth, Western Australia

It is going to be superb with page after page of stunning photographic images – the likes which have never been seen before. The book has already been more than three years in the making . It is primarily a bird photography book with interesting personal observations. There will be not only portrait images, but  behavioral images, feeding, nesting, quirky and plain never been photographed before. It was originally going to be 250 pages but it looks like it is now going to be 440 pages. At this stage prices are not yet available.

The Rare Finch Conservation Group is registered in South Africa as a non-profit organisation and is totally dependent on donors and sponsors to carry out its conservation work on finches. All donations will be publicly acknowledged , unless otherwise requested, on the RFCG website. Donations can be made to the following account. Rare Finch Conservation Group, Nedbank. Account number 1933 198885 Branch : Sandown 193 305 South Africa ( For international donors please add ) SWIFT NEDSZAJJ.

 For more info visit or write to the secretary at




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