Red-browed finches

To: "'Margaret Leggoe'" <>, <>
Subject: Red-browed finches
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 14:07:35 +1000
After having attempted to view the first photo and having to sign on to Flickr (which I have no wish to do), nothing showed, except photos by other people that I don't know and am not interested in. The second link showed a normal Red-browed Finch. So I can't see what you are referring to. To answer your question. Yes all adult Red-browed Finches have a black stripe down the top of their beak (but no other finch species does, as far as I know). So if there is white on the top of its beak, then if it is not poo (i.e. uric acid) or a trick of light reflection, it is probably a genetic defect.
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From: Margaret Leggoe [
Sent: Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:55 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Red-browed finches

I thought all adult finches had a black stripe down the top of their beak.   Both of these birds look like adults, but one has white on the top of its beak.  Can someone explain this?  Thank you.

Margaret Leggoe




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