FOS Lazuli Bunting + ID help with finch?
9 Apr 2018, 3:07 PM,
Question  FOS Lazuli Bunting + ID help with finch?
This morning at our feeder we had our FOS Lazuli Bunting, a beautiful male.   Heart

Huh We've also had this mystery finch at our birdbath yesterday and today.  It has a visible red gape like a juvie bird, strongly notched tail, distinct streaking on breast and flanks, and fairly strongly patterned head.  In one photo there is a more obvious female Cassin's Finch with the rumpled wonder bird for comparison.  Behavior wise, its a bit slow and silly like a young bird or a sick bird.  Thoughts anyone?  Thanks, and best birds!  Holly Kleindienst




9 Apr 2018, 7:39 PM,
RE: FOS Lazuli Bunting + ID help with finch?
I can't explain the red gape, but the bird otherwise looks fine for Cassin's Finch.

9 Apr 2018, 7:45 PM,
RE: FOS Lazuli Bunting + ID help with finch?
Looks like it could be fruit staining.

David Vander Pluym
9 Apr 2018, 8:47 PM,
RE: FOS Lazuli Bunting + ID help with finch?
Thanks guys! H

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