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What is this bird ?

Teaneck, United States

Sparrow-size, but bigger breasted, and sits very still for a long time.
Photo taken July, northern New Jersey.

Thanks.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Brown-headed Cowbird, female or juvenile

Resin

Teaneck, United States

Thanks, Resin;

A friend suggested 'female house finch'. How would you differentiate them ?

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

House Finch is smaller, and has a different shape head (without the 'Roman nose' effect that the Cowbird has).

Resin

I'd call this a recently fledged one. My neighborhood is inundated with this species.

This message was edited Jul 12, 2013 8:06 PM

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