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Lesser Gold Finch

Spinus psaltria

Description:

looks like this lesser gold finch has a deformed beak.

1 Species ID Suggestions

apeachg
apeachg 8 years ago
Lesser Goldfinch
Spinus psaltria


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7 Comments

apeachg
apeachg 8 years ago

Glad I could help, keep up the great birding!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Updated,thanks!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

apeach,you are 100 percent correct on the ID . It is just that I am a litttle late in updating it!

apeachg
apeachg 8 years ago

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!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

This one is curved. Usually it is straight.or should be straight.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

apeach ,they have conical beaks ,if well formed.Thank you for the ID!!

apeachg
apeachg 8 years ago

I think their beaks tend to look a bit odd, but perhaps I'm missing something particularly odd about it?

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

Tulare, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 24, 2012
Submitted on Apr 24, 2012

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