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Olive Green Sparrow Sized Passerine


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I saw a small flock of four or five house sparrow sized olive green birds a few days ago. It was unusual, as we usually don't see these type of small passerines. I'm pretty sure they were some kind of Vireo, but none of the species I have found have the distinctive yellow, black and white tail bars. I wish I had my camera.. I would have taken pictures

 

I'm located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada if that helps any 🙂 

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Thanks for the pictures! It certainly looked like an American Goldfinch in non breeding colors, but I'm not 100% sure. 

My neighbours next door have a large garden, with Ivy growing on the fence. The flock was flittering around the branches of the ivy and in the grass, looking for food. 

 

Hopefully that'll help somewhat 🙂 . Thank you so much for your help! 

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9 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Welcome!

I don't think vireos form small flocks.  How about American Goldfinch in non-breeding colors, or maybe Evening Grosbeaks?

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Goldfinch

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Evening_Grosbeak

If not, can you provide more details on the environment and what they were doing?  Thanks!

Agree with Goldfinch. Welcome to Whatbird!

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