kview's picture

help with an ID

I saw a bird today which looked just like a female bullfinch, it was the right size, colour etc.The only difference being it did not have the black head, and the beak was lightly coloured. I was wondering if there is anything else it could have been, or whether it was likely to have indeed been a bullfinch, with leucism or other condition affecting pigmentation?
Thanks in advance.



Dioctria's picture


Juvenile Bullfinches are as your describe. Not sure how long they take to gain their full colours.


kview's picture


I was thinking juvenile, but it was certainly of adult size, and I wasn't sure whether last year's young would have full colouration by now

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