Date: 6/19/20 9:47 pm From: Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...> Subject: [obol] Re: Speaking of unusual juvenile bird traits
I've got several of these juvenile House Finches in my yard these days.
Paul Sullivan McMinnville
--------------- [obol] Speaking of unusual juvenile bird traits • From: Roger Freeman <freemanbecard@xxxxxxxxx> • To: obol@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, birding@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx • Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 20:28:10 -0700 A friend in Canby sent me this shot of an individual juvenile House Finch frequenting her feeder. Tufting such as this shows up occasionally in HOFI and is probably a recessive trait in its tendency to linger. The tufts eventually fall out as more mature feathering takes over. Are there other such examples in other finches?