Are these Birds Tanagers?

by Bettie Watts
(Water Valley,MS)

Looking through old files ,I found photos of 2 birds... Undoubtedly when I took the photo I assumed the red one was a cardinal. As I looked back through them tonight I found a couple that were of the pair together so I assume they were mates. I don't know if the knot on the femaile's head is a growth or from something belse. The male looks a little sickly too or maybe he is sooo happy.


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Feb 25, 2014
Are these Birds Tanagers? NEW
by: Bettie Watts

Thank you. I knew they weren't cardinals.

Feb 25, 2014
House Finch NEW
by: Kris

Looks like a House Finch, the male is red and female is plain brown/grey. They are about 5" in size. They feed at feeders, fruit, and tree buds.
Male and female travel together and both feed their young.
A cardinal will be a brighter red in color and 8" in size.

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