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#1 bluefilosoff

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:36 AM

This individual was sighted May 14, 2012 early evening in our yard in St. Andrews, Manitoba. It had the most beautiful call so I am thinking it was maybe a Song Sparrow but could not get a clear picture however from the posture when it was singing it reminded me very much of the classic photos of Song Sparrows. Please help me identify this one.

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#2 Melissa :)

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:37 AM

You've got a Purple Finch there!

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#3 birdbrain22

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:38 AM

You've got a male Purple Finch there.

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#4 BarnSwallow

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:38 AM

Agree with purple finch.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:56 AM

agreed, Purple Finch

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

Agree with Purple Finch, note the lack of streaking which it's close cousin the House Finch would have, and the rosy color, that sparrows wouldn't have. Also, since it was singing, finches have a more flute like song than sparrows.

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