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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Can you help me identify this bird?

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Dafydd
Harwood, MD

August 9, 2007
3:45 AM

Post #3835236

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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lilyfantn
Kingsport, TN
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2007
3:55 AM

Post #3835255

My guess would be that it is some type of exotic pet store finch that may have escaped from its cage.

OldNed

OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 9, 2007
7:17 AM

Post #3835509

Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata castanotis from Australia. A very popular cage bird world-wide. There are many "man-made" varieties.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2007
8:49 AM

Post #3835559

Actually an adult male - the females and young ones don't have the orange cheek patch.

Resin
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

August 9, 2007
12:14 PM

Post #3835809

Thats ashame. My parents had a pair of these, their very cute.
catlover
Gulfport, MS

August 9, 2007
4:36 PM

Post #3836543

judging by the tail, it could be a yellow-bill cuckoo.
jws1949
Milwaukee, WI

August 9, 2007
5:32 PM

Post #3836710

It's a Zebra Finch--someones escaped pet. I used to have some of these.
Jimbo

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Loonie1
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 9, 2007
7:23 PM

Post #3837080

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).

Carla

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Other Bird Identification Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
CLOSED: can anybody ID this bird (#2) lilyfantn 15 Dec 12, 2009 2:52 AM
CLOSED: What is this? konkreteblond 23 Jan 18, 2008 1:39 PM
CLOSED: Need confirm on ID pelletory 12 Mar 10, 2007 9:25 PM
CLOSED: Is this? Marilyn_FL 16 Jul 3, 2009 9:15 PM
CLOSED: This was in a field across from my house in north Jersey ago wilkins2 2 Mar 11, 2007 12:18 PM


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