[bcbirdclub] Purple Finch or Hybrid?
- From: "Roger Mayhorn" <rmayhorn@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "BCBC Listserve" <bcbirdclub@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 00:18:20 -0400
Hi All, An unusual finch appeared in the yard today here on the mountain. It has all of the markings of a female Purple Finch, but its head shape and slimmer body shape suggest a House Finch. Could it possibly be a hybrid, a cross between a Purple Finch and a House Finch? I have my own ideas, but I'd like to hear what others have to say. There have been only two other records for Purple Finches here in September and neither was as early as this one. Photos can be viewed at http://www.pbase.com/mayhorn/unusual_finch_2009 Thanks, Roger Mayhorn Compton Mt
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