Small finch, found locally in grassy areas within tropical rainforest at the base of the Cape York Peninsula. Bright green plumage, with an obvious blue face and red tail and rump. Juveniles lack the blue face and are slightly duskier below. Compare Gouldian Finch (pale bill, yellow belly) and Red-browed Finch (gray front, red eyebrow, black tail). Call very thin and high-pitched.