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House Finch

Carpodacus mexicanus


The males have a red chest with brown and white. Females and joungs are brown with white streaks.


This youngster was caught on the hummingbird feeder, stealing the nectar that (so far) was for a family of ruby-throated hummingbirds that are nesting nearby. I have never seen this behavior until now and I'm astonished!

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Clinton, Mississippi, USA

Spotted on Jul 29, 2013
Submitted on Jul 29, 2013

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