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looks like this lesser gold finch has a deformed beak.
Glad I could help, keep up the great birding!
apeach,you are 100 percent correct on the ID . It is just that I am a litttle late in updating it!
Referencing several sources, they appear to have conical beaks in illustrations (as in the Sibley guide to birds) but in other photos their beaks look a bit curved. Perhaps this one was born with a particularly curved beak or had an accident, but I'm still quite sure of its ID. Poor little guy!
This one is curved. Usually it is straight.or should be straight.
apeach ,they have conical beaks ,if well formed.Thank you for the ID!!
I think their beaks tend to look a bit odd, but perhaps I'm missing something particularly odd about it?
Spotted on Apr 24, 2012 Submitted on Apr 24, 2012
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