14 May 2009

Ornamental bird

I can rather see how House Finches wound up getting imported to the Eastern Seaboard.

I'm having no luck finding an indication of what molt strategy house finches use; a short shedload of information about social status, carotene uptake, and colour-related breeding strategies, but nothing so basic as molt strategy.
That said, I would not be surprised if this fellow was in fresh plumage.

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