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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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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.


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.


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.

Marlton, NJ

August 9, 2007
12:14 PM

Post #3835809

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

August 9, 2007
4:36 PM

Post #3836543

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


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).


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