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Karen L Borden — September 08, 06:11PM

Please help identify a bird eating seed at our feeder in Milton, Florida

An identical pair
Small greyish body
White belly
Black and white fish scale markings under wings
Brown/rust throat and head
Finch like beak
Yellow tinge on tail

meg — September 11, 03:30PM


Search images for some of the zebra finches. eBird has some zebra finch reports north of Tampa. But these are probably released or escaped cage birds and not recognized by some birders as even semi wild and reproducing and so not included in eBird lists.

Or maybe visit a pet shop and search for look alikes?

Good birding,


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Harper price — September 11, 03:31PM

did you get any pictures? maybe a sparrow or junco? not really sure....

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Karen L Borden — September 11, 04:29PM

Thank you Meg and Harper for your help! They are Spice Finches native to Asia. As you said, Meg, escaped cage birds. I have emailed The Finch Farm to get any info they may have.

Again, thank you !!

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