tiny bird with green head

by Debby
(Chandler, AZ)


I'm in the Phoenix area and I've seen it the past few springs. Last year it built a nest in my cactus. It's very small and has red on it's wings. Also has a loud song for such a small bird. Does anyone know what it is?

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Apr 25, 2014
More verdin
by: Anonymous

Hi jane! I'm in chandler and I've seen them a lot since I posted this. No nests though this year

Apr 23, 2014
Spotted!!
by: Jane H.

I just saw one in Peoria this morning ! I had never seen one before! I was researching it and came across this page - now I know what it is! Thanks.

Apr 11, 2013
Thanks!
by: Debby

Great job on the identification, that is what they are! They are fun to watch

Apr 11, 2013
Green-headed Bird
by: Judy-Seattle

Hi Debby! What a beautiful bird! Thanks to your great photo, I was able to find it in my bird book. It's called a Verdin. My books says they are common in Mesquite and other desert scrub.

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