Michigan bird with reddish-pink splotch under the wings near body.

This bird was the size of a cardinal. It had a slim, pointed beak. The bird had the coloration of most sparrows. This is the part that amazed me, it had a pinkish red patch under each wing- close to the body. The red may have been on the leading edge of the wing as well. Does anyone know what it might be. I couldn't find it in two different bird books.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Pink bellied black bird?

    Sep 21, 17 09:29 AM

    We had a bird about the size of a woodpecker which acted like a woodpecker on our tree two days ago. The most distinctive feature was a light pink belly.

    Read More

  2. YellowGreen Bird ID help

    Sep 08, 17 04:37 PM

    This bird is about the size of a small cardinal. I have never seen it at a feeder but it comes to the bird bath. The photo is not the best but hopefully

    Read More

  3. Paul

    Sep 03, 17 09:24 PM

    A relative went to HB class. They found it is safe and more effective to use 2 water to 1 sugar. I use 4 cups of boiling water into 2 cups sugar.

    Read More