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Small White Bird with Black/Brown markings

Observed: 7th January 2012 By: k8heffernan
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Description:

Spotted in my garden (suburban, neighbouring farmland, mostly dairy). Eating from my bird table along with finches, tits and robins. Feathers are bright white with black patches on the wings and brown patches on the breast. Bill and legs are yellowish. Bird is quite tame, allowing me to move this close to take photo through window.
Any ideas?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) interacts

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jeremyr's picture

Small White Bird with Black/Brown markings

looks very much like an escaped bird, especially as you got so close, probably a type of canary?

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New photo

Thanks RoyW. I've just added another picture I took this morning