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

[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?

Roger Freeman

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