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Female gold finch maybe

Observed: 1st October 2011 By: acowensacowens’s reputation in Birdsacowens’s reputation in Birds
female gold finch maybe
Description:

saw this on the heritage coastal path in south wales

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) interacts

Comments

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Juvenile

The lack of black on the head shows it to be a juvenile, not yet moulted into adult plumage. Sex cannot be determined at this age, and can be tricky (in the field) even when fully moulted, as they are pretty much the same, so no sex for this one!

Ian
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