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Just a House Finch?

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First impression was a HOFI but when I actually put the binos to it the coloring was all wacky. Female type coloration for the most part  - except for some red on both sides of the breast with a plain section down the middle and also some red showing on the back just above the tail between the wings as would be normal for an adult male. No red on head whatsoever.  Assuming it must have been just coming into adult plumage as I can't think of anything else close. Anyone seen pictures of a similar molt pattern?

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4 hours ago, akandula said:

Yes, it’s completely possible that you saw an immature male House Finch. Did it look something like this, or this?

Gotta be what it was - that first picture is pretty close.

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