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 Post subject: Finches: Red-headed finch
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:55 am 
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Nice pics, girls.

I've seen them now daily for the last two days in my neighborhood. They really are beautiful.

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 Post subject: red headed finch
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is this correct

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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This one's got me puzzled :hmz: I know it's a redheaded finch, but am wondering whether it might be a young one just moulting into adult (female) plummage? Seen in KTP in February 2010.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I agree :thumbs_up: I think if it's a male moulting it will show a hint of red on the head like the bird in the back of this pic, don't you think?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks for confirming my guess, Lizet, and for also showing me a moulting male :wink: What a gorgeous photo!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I agree, lovely photo Lizet :D

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 Post subject: Re: Finches: Red-headed finch
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I see the Red-headed and Cut-throat finches regularly in my garden in Pretoria, but I have never seen them together in Kruger. On Monday 3 December I drove through the satara camping area and found a little puddle created by a water leak. The birds absolutely loved this water and within 10 minutes I saw Red-headed finch, Cut-throat finch, Red-billed quelea, Burchell's starling, Red-billed buffalo-weaver, House sparrow, Mourning dove, Southern masked weaver, Grey-headed sparrow, Blue waxbill, Greater blue-eared starling, Laughing dove, Pin-tailed whydah and Willow warbler!

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