Finch-like bird

by Rose
(Virginia Beach, VA)

Unable to identify from field guide; size of a goldfinch; has yellow round spot on top of head; when wings lifted, rump is yellow; closest identity seems to be a pine siskin, but cannot verify. When feeding at feeder, doesn't appear to have good balance; fluttering wings a lot.

Any suggestions?

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Feb 15, 2015
Finch Like Bird NEW
by: Anonymous

When you say oval or circular yellow spot on head and size of a finch this sounds like it might also be a gold crowned kinglet.

Feb 15, 2015
Finch Like Bird NEW
by: Anonymous

The gold circular or oval shaped spot on the top of its head and being the size of a finch might also place this bird in the kinglet family.

The gold crowned kinglet has a sort of oval gold spot on its head with darker body color and lighter under body color.

The yellow warbler is generally more uniform in yellow color all over and usually does not have an oval shape of color on its head and is also a little larger bird than a finch.

John P. - Cottage Grove, MN

Feb 12, 2015
Yellow-rumped Warbler NEW
by: Susan

My guess is a Yelloe-rumpled Warbler.

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