Finch sized yellow bird

by Teri Kurzen
(Costa Mesa, CA, USA)

found this little bird with an injury under its left wing and right leg...wondering what kind so i can offer it food. its the size of a pet store finch, about 3 inches from the tip of its beak to end of tail. it seems to have gray feathers with a tint of yellow. yellow belly, and a small pointy beak. hops energetically and tiny perching feet.

As well, does anyone know of a wild bird rescue in or around Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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Oct 12, 2012
by: beingteri

A friend who works at a nature preserve told me she thought it might be a warbler, too. I Googled it and looked thru all the images until I found the one most like it. It said "Orange Crown Warbler, although this one didn't yet have any orange on its head. I also found the wildlife rescue places on the CA Dept. of Fish & Game website.

I ended up contacting and taking her to the Songbird Care and Education organization ( in Fountain Valley, CA. I figured that they would be more equipped to determine the extent of her injuries and deliver care. I wanted to make sure she had the best chances for survival. The lady there confirmed, it was an orange crowned warbler : )

Oct 12, 2012
Nashville Warbler
by: Mechelle P.

Hello Teri,

I believe that it's a "Nashville Warbler."

Oct 12, 2012
Looks like a ...
by: Dot King

Looks like a warbler of some kind - the greenish yellow colour makes me think of a willow warbler. Not a finch as the beak is fine not chunky.

I hope you can make him well again.
Good luck.

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