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Female Purple Finch? Eastern Ontario, Canada (1 Viewer)

Gordon W

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Shot in eastern Ontario, Canada this morning, I think this is a female purple finch but not at all certain. Can someone confirm or correct that ID?
 

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Gordon W

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Yes. Female or immature. Bill-shape, head-pattern.
Lighting looks odd - where was it?
Thanks. It was in deep shadow against a brightly lit background and at 1600mm EFL. Best I could do with it. From the distance I thought it was a song sparrow but knew it wasn't when I saw it on the computer.
 

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