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Bird ID Help Please

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Can anyone helpd indentify half of this bird. My Finacee was shooting away the other day and i found this shot on the card. I do not recognize it for being half there:

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It's a female house finch or a pine siskin. I'm leaning toward the siskin.

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Not to doubt Steve's expertise, but I am leaning towards the female house finch.

The top half of the beak is somewhat rounded, or has a downward curve to it. The pics I was able to pull up of the Pine Siskin appeared to have an almost perfectly triangular beak with no curvature as compared to the bird in your pic.

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Bird ID off partial pis is an inexact science. Which is why I generally am not positive unless I'm positive, if you know what I mean.

Certainly could be either one. Looks quite a bit more like the siskins I see at my feeders than the finches, but I'm not at all certain.

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Also not to doubt Steve but I would be guessing female house finch. The siskins I remember here had a more conical shape to their beak, not as broad at the base as this one. But what do I know? I thought my wife would do the laundry and cook meals when I married her too! confused

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It's got a seed in its bill (just barely visible), fyi. That changes the whole look of the bill. gringrin

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It's got a seed in its bill (just barely visible), fyi. That changes the whole look of the bill. gringrin

He's also "flipping us the bird".

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