A finch that is endemic to Australia, the diamond firetail (Stagonopleura guttata) is also known as the Diamond sparrow. It feeds on grasses and insects, and spends most of the time on the ground. It is found in open grassy woodland, heath and farmland or grassland with scattered trees. It is regarded as one of the most stunningly coloured birds of the finch family. The female is usually smaller than the male and has a narrower black band across the neck.