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One of those reddish finches, Victorville, CA, USA

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Old Tuesday 12th February 2019, 17:54   #1
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One of those reddish finches, Victorville, CA, USA

Saw these guys this morning. House finch, purple finch, or Cassin's Finch (and why)? Sorry the photos aren't better!

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House Finch because of the curved culmen (upper ridge of the beak), many thick dark brown streaks on the flanks, brown cheeks, and white wingbars. Cassin's have white eyerings and both Cassin's and Purple Finches have purplish wingbars, straighter culmens, and lighter superciliums.
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Thank you, Bird Nuts! :)
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House Finch because of the curved culmen (upper ridge of the beak), many thick dark brown streaks on the flanks, brown cheeks, and white wingbars. Cassin's have white eyerings and both Cassin's and Purple Finches have purplish wingbars, straighter culmens, and lighter superciliums.
I couldn't agree more! Well said.
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Yup, male House Finch.
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