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Types of Finch Species Complete List!

Types of Finch Species Complete List Of All Known Finches

This is our complete listing of all finch species with their finch scientific name and links to informational pages and photos of all the types of finches.


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Beautiful Firetail Finches (Stagonopleura bella)

Black Rosy Finch or Black Rosy-finch (Leucosticte atrata)

Black-throated Finches (Poephila cincta cincta)

Bramlings (Fringilla montifringilla)

Brown-capped Rosy-Finches (Leucosticte australis)

Blue Finches

Cassin’s Finches (Carpodacus cassinii)

Chaffinches (Fringilla coelebs)

Crimson Finches (Neochmia phaeton)

Cut-throat Finch (Amadina fasciata)

Darwin Finches

Diamond Firetail Finches

Gold Finches

Grass-finches (Emberizoides)

Grassland Yellowfinches (Sicalis luteola)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches (Leucosticte tephrocotis)

Green Singing Finches aka Yellow-fronted Canaries (Serinus mozambicus)

Green-winged Pytilias (Pytilia melba)



Hawfinches (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)

House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus)

Java Finches, Java Sparrows aka Java Rice Finches (Padda oryzivora)

Mountain Finches (includes the Rosy Finches)

Northern Red Bishop (Euplectes orix)

Owl Finches (also known as Bicheno Finches or Double-barred Finches)

Painted Finches or Painted Firetails (Emblema pictum)

Parrot Finches

Plum-headed Finch (Neochmia modesta) also known as Cherry Finch

Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus)

Red-billed Firefinches or Senegal Firefinches (Lagonosticta senegala)

Finch Bills Drepadinidae
Finch Bills Drepadinidae


Red-billed Queleas (Quelea quelea)

Red-browed Finches (Neochmia temporali)

Red-headed Finches (Amadina erythrocephala), also known as Paradise Finch or Red Headed Weaver

Saffron Finches, Pelzeln’s Finches, Yellow Finches

Shaft Tail Finches

Star Finches

Striated Finches / White-rumped Munias / Sharp-tailed Finches or Wild Bangalese / White-backed Finches

Vampire Finches aka Sharp Beaked Finches, Sharp Billed Ground Finches (Geospiza nebulosa)


Yellow or Swainson’s Canary (Serinus flaviventris)

Yellow-thighed Finch (Pselliophorus tibialis) – not a true finch, but a member of the large Emberizidae family (sparrows and buntings)

Yellow-Rumped Gray Singers, Gray Singing Finches

How Many Species of Finches are there?

The International Ornithological Committee (IOC) recognizes these 234 species in the family, distributed among three subfamilies and 50 genera.

Further Finch Reading


Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

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