Date: 1/29/18 1:52 pm
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: Yellow House Finch
Bird of Note:
Marmet Locks, Belle, WV
Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

House Finch, yellow colored male.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42347098 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42347098>
It was with several normal colored House Finches on the northern bank of the Dead Water Pond.

I thought I had some rare or strange species but it was just a yellow colored House Finch. Unusual I guess, but not rare. After researching it some, I found it’s caused by a dietary restriction, (either something they didn’t eat, OR something they ate), during molt. In this bird’s case, it probably is not suffering from xanthochroism.

Rick Gregg
Kanawha County, WV
 
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