Tiny brown finch-like with speckled sides

by Sue
(Texas)

The bird looks like a very small sparrow or finch. It is almost a solid, fairly dark brown in its upper body, but on its sides beneath its wings, it has beautiful cross-hatching or speckling that is unique. I've never seen a pattern like it on a backyard bird. It looks almost like a netting of dark brown with white spots. They come in small flocks to the feeder and have the cone-shaped bill of a finch, and they appear to eat millet. I haven't been able to get a decent photo yet.

Comments for Tiny brown finch-like with speckled sides

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 24, 2018
They are finches NEW
by: Dianne

Those are spice finches.

Click here to add your own 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. Sitting on my balcony rail

    Jun 25, 18 11:09 AM

    This pair showed up about a week ago. Many are convinced these are pigeons but I have never seen pigeons with a body of this shape nor with a hooked beak.

    Read More

  2. Dove teefen beak!

    Jun 22, 18 10:36 AM

    About two or three months ago a male and female dove maid a nest on my deck. I love them so much but one day two black birds tryed taking the dove couples

    Read More

  3. slinkys work

    Jun 22, 18 10:35 AM

    Depending on the size of your feeder posts, use either full size or Slinky juniors, and you will eliminate chipmunks, red squirrels, and fox squirrels

    Read More