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Greenfinch

Observed: 16th April 2012 By: gramandy
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Greenfinch
Description:

Unsure because of the brown back and no real facial visualisation.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ophrys's picture

Greenfinch

It would be a very brave person to have a go at the age and sex of the bird from the angle given! Not a bird born this year, though.

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brown back...

... found a bit confusing - wing edges give away - what gives with the brown back rather than green?

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Back

To me it doesn't look unusual, really. It looks dull green, but then I am green-brown colour-blind, so you are asking the wrong person!

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I agree ...

... the colour of the back is well within the range of a female greenfinch. I also agree it is not the nice olive green of a summer male, this and the small amount of yellow apparent in the tail suggests (I am only slightly brave) a female bird.

Ray

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Andykiz Cromwell-LNR's picture

Yellow tips confirm

Yellow tips confirm greenfinch, it does look brownish but then they are not a bright green more a dull green as ophrys says, could also be colour variation due to the lighting of the photograph.

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