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Bird Identification: What is this bird ?

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avianshap
Teaneck
United States

July 8, 2013
3:37 PM

Post #9592003

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

Thanks.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 8, 2013
5:25 PM

Post #9592154

Brown-headed Cowbird, female or juvenile

Resin
avianshap
Teaneck
United States

July 9, 2013
1:17 PM

Post #9593102

Thanks, Resin;

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

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 9, 2013
4:50 PM

Post #9593349

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

Resin
T_MF

July 12, 2013
6:06 PM

Post #9596895

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

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