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Identify and Report Dead Birds > Finches

Finches

 

Purple Finch

  • LENGTH: 5.5 in.
  • Short, forked tail
  • Large, conical beak
  • Red head, breast, back, and rump
  • Streaked back
  • Brown wings and tail
 

House Finch

  • LENGTH: 5.25 in.
  • Long tail
  • Conical bill
  • Males have a red rump, breast, and forehead
  • Streaked belly
  • Brown wings and tail
 

Lesser Goldfinch

  • LENGTH: 3.75 in
  • Yellow throat and belly
  • Green back
  • Black crown, wings, and tail
  • Short, conical beak
  • White bars on the wings
 

American Goldfinch (Male)

  • LENGTH: 4.25 in
  • Yellow head, back, breast, and belly
  • Short, forked tail
  • Black crown, wings, and tail
  • Pink legs and feet
  • Short, conical bill
  • White bars on wings and rump
 

American Goldfinch (Female)

  • LENGTH: 4.25 in.
  • Greenish head and back
  • Short, forked tail
  • Black wings with white wing bars
  • Pale bill and legs
  • Short, conical bill
 

Lawrence's Goldfinch

  • LENGTH: 4.25 in.
  • Yellow wing bars
  • Yellow breast
  • Short, conical bill
  • Short, forked tail

MALE:

  • Black throat, face, and crown
  • gray head, back, and belly

FEMALE:

  • Mostly gray plumage
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