Unidentified Bird in Shanghai

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Subject: Unidentified Bird in Shanghai
From: "Raymond Kelly" <>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 14:31:24 +0800

Hello all,

I am wondering if anyone can help.

A mate of mine was recently in Shanghai and saw what he thought were a pair of Greenfinches near his balcony.

What he sent me is copied below:

" I just looked out of the kitchen window and saw what I thought were a pair of Greenfinches, olive green in colour a finches beak but had a white beard and a white crest, they were acting as a pair but the markings were the same and only a small difference in size between them.

It’s not one I’m familiar with.  Any idea’s?"

I sent him a photo of a greenfinch with white markings on throat and head, but he insists that it was not just a white patch on the head, it was definitely a "crest".

Can anyone help ??



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