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|My mother found this young bird in her yard in Maryland; it died unfortunately. It looked somewhat like a cardinal to me. Can anyone identify it please? Thanks for your help.
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Kingsport, TN (Zone 6b)
|My guess would be that it is some type of exotic pet store finch that may have escaped from its cage.
Merritt Island, FL (Zone 10a)
|Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata castanotis from Australia. A very popular cage bird world-wide. There are many "man-made" varieties.
United Kingdom (Zone 9a)
|Actually an adult male - the females and young ones don't have the orange cheek patch.
|Thats ashame. My parents had a pair of these, their very cute.
|judging by the tail, it could be a yellow-bill cuckoo.
|It's a Zebra Finch--someones escaped pet. I used to have some of these.
Rowlett, TX (Zone 8a)
|The only Zebra Finch I've ever seen was in Hawaii. They were released there and are doing extremely well (tooooo well, some may think).
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