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
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?
Harper price — September 11, 03:31PM
did you get any pictures? maybe a sparrow or junco? not really sure....
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 !!