[midvalleybirds] Unusual finch??

Mark Nikas elepaio at gmail.com
Tue Jul 2 12:34:40 PDT 2019


Every once in awhile this form gets reported from different parts of the
state.  It is quite uncommon but regular.  It's a recessive trait in our
populations whereas it is dominant in south Texas birds becoming less so
the further north and west you go from there.

Mark Nikas



On Tue, Jul 2, 2019 at 12:08 PM <vraestanton at peak.org> wrote:

> Just a few minutes ago at the sunflower seed feeder there was what has to
> be a Black Backed Lesser Goldfinch? Is this possible? It looks just like
> the books show and was feeding with other Lessers and American
> Goldfinches......Any other ideas??
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