Tiny brown finch-like with speckled sides

by Sue

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.

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