What kind of Bird is this?

Columbus, GA(Zone 8a)

It, and many others like it, have been foraging beneath my black oil sunflower seed tube feeders. Today's date is 2/18/21 and I'm in Columbus, Ga.

Thanks,
Bobby

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Powder Springs, GA(Zone 7b)

Sparrow more than likely. Other guess is finch of some kind.


http://www.sialis.org/otherbrownbirds.htm

https://www.thespruce.com/pictures-of-sparrows-4121969

Columbus, GA(Zone 8a)

Quote from hcmcdole :
Sparrow more than likely. Other guess is finch of some kind.


http://www.sialis.org/otherbrownbirds.htm

https://www.thespruce.com/pictures-of-sparrows-4121969



Thanks, I do have my fair share of sparrows

Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA(Zone 7b)

I believe this is a pine siskin. We are having an irruption (not eruption), meaning an unusually large migration, in a number of Southern states this year. The birds are carrying salmonella in very high numbers. Georgians have been asked to take down feeders, discard remaining feed in trash and disinfect feeders wearing gloves. We did that immediately. All songbirds are especially susceptible but any bird sharing your feeder can become infected. People in my community are reporting finding multiple dead birds in their yards.

There is much information available on line. Although all birds are susceptible to salmonella, it is hitting especially hard this year. There are concerns about the effects on Georgia's non-migrating birds. Once the siskins migrate north again we can resume feeding.

Columbus, GA(Zone 8a)

Quote from MaypopLaurel :
I believe this is a pine siskin. We are having an irruption (not eruption), meaning an unusually large migration, in a number of Southern states this year. The birds are carrying salmonella in very high numbers. Georgians have been asked to take down feeders, discard remaining feed in trash and disinfect feeders wearing gloves. We did that immediately. All songbirds are especially susceptible but any bird sharing your feeder can become infected. People in my community are reporting finding multiple dead birds in their yards.

There is much information available on line. Although all birds are susceptible to salmonella, it is hitting especially hard this year. There are concerns about the effects on Georgia's non-migrating birds. Once the siskins migrate north again we can resume feeding.


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I looked at some photos of pine siskins and i'm not sure that's what mine is. Mine has a definite white eyebrow that I don't see in Internet pics of pine siskin.

And thanks for the Salmonella info. I didn't know that.

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Lakeport, CA

This reminds me of either a Lark Sparrow or Savannah Sparrow. Savannah sparrows don't have a line next to the eye like this picture shows. The Savannah Sparrow (if you look it up) mostly has a yellow stripe, but some of the subspecies have a white stripe over their heads. It may also be a Lark Sparrow, but it would have to not have the eye stripe (meaning it would have to be a juv.) If it were to be a Finch, it would either be a female of a Purple or Cassin's Finch. I would best say Savannah Sparrow.

Marlborough, MA

Hi. That long, arcing eye stripe and the muddy stripes on the chest looks like a female purple finch

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