CLOSED: Is this a sparrow ?

Saluda, SC(Zone 8a)

Several are apparently nesting in my yard, come to feeders constantly. Fledgling are being feed at feeders as well.

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(Zone 5a)

Looks like a House Finch to me. They readily come to feeders. I am awaiting the first batch of young to come. They are adorable.

Cherry Grove, OH(Zone 6b)

Always a bit of a challenge to distinguish between the red finches. This one is a male Purple Finch, I believe. The House Finch looks very similar but has a brown cap.

edit: On second thought, it is a bit hard to tell from the angle, but there might be a brown cap there, so Chilly could be correct.

This message was edited May 22, 2012 12:45 PM

(Zone 5a)

I chose House over Purple based on a range map I looked at. In Iowa Purples are only here in the winter. :)

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Ditto to House Finch, male.

Purple Finch doesn't have those brown streaks on the flanks


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