Breeding (?) Red-browed Finch

To: "martin butterfield" <>
Subject: Breeding (?) Red-browed Finch
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 18:59:08 +1100
Hi Martin,
Interesting story but one hint I can offer is that you wrote: "nor did the adult appear to have food in its beak." All Aussie finches are fed by regurgitation, so you wouldn't normally see a feeding adult finch carrying food in its beak. When Red-browed Finches are newly fledged they are not very stable and the parents fuss around them. They make a lot of alarm calls if they are bothered. This is a clear clicking sound and very different from their usual SSS sound. 
Why wouldn't this be a NY record from December?
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