Hancock House Encyclopedia of Estrildid Finches by Dr. Matthew M. Vriends & Tanya Heming-Vriends
Estrildid finches are the author's favorite group of birds, and this massive tome is his major life's work. This esssential guide offers detailed descriptions of the colorful and popular Estrildid finches from the tropics and subtropics: Waxbills, Mannikins, Munias, Grass Finches, and Parrot Finches. Over 400 color photos highlight the species account of their biology, distribution, and full avicultural care. This book compiles the essential guidance you need to achieve success in finch culture, and holds the answers to both scientific and practical questions about this family of finches.
An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet: The Zebra Finch by Dr. Matthew M. Vriends
This book covers the specific traits of the Zebra Finch, proper nutrition, disease prevention, emergency treatment, breeding, showing, housing, compatible aviary species, and more. Excellent finch resource list and informational sidebars.
"Estrildid Finches of the World" by Derick Goodwin (1982), (HB), Cornell University Press, (ISBN 0-8014-1433-4), (328pp) –
This is the most comprehensive work on finches to date. The over 300 pages include chapters concerning estrilids in captivity; feeding, as well as covering each species in detail with a distribution map and line drawings and/or color plates of most species.
"Australian Finches in Bush and Aviary" by Klaus Immelman, (1965), (HB), Angus & Robertson, Ltd., (ISBN 0-207-13626-2), (216pp) –
Basically a new version of Cayley’s book, with additional field notes but less aviary notes.
"Australian Finches in Bush and Aviary" by Neville W. Cayley, (1932), (HB), Angus & Robertson, Ltd., (No ISBN number), (250pp) –
This is one of the "classics" and is still just as informative as when it was written if you are interested in these finches.
A Guide to Australian Grassfinches: Their Management, Care & Breeding
A Guide to Gouldian Finches and Their Mutations
A Guide to Asiatic Parrots: Their Mutations, Care & Breeding (Revised Edition)