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Finches: Red-headed finch

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Unread post by wildheart » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:47 pm

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:29 am

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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Unread post by schliek » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:03 pm

is this correct

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:42 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:00 pm

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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Unread post by arks » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:58 pm

Thanks for confirming my guess, Lizet, and for also showing me a moulting male :wink: What a gorgeous photo!
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Unread post by Rusty Justy » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:09 pm

I agree, lovely photo Lizet :D
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Re: Finches: Red-headed finch

Unread post by Bosnimf » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:36 pm

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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