What kind of bird is this?

by Jeanne Kramer
(St. James, NY USA)

At my friends feeder, looks like it has sparrow like wings, but a red head and a fluffy greyish breast.. location.... long island, new york.


Thanks in advance for your help

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Mar 27, 2013
What kind of bird? NEW
by: Jeanne

Thanks, everybody!

Mar 27, 2013
House Finch NEW
by: Austin TX

I also think that this is a finch. I'm guessing that the weather could be slightly inclement since the bird seems to have fluffed out to keep warm.

Mar 26, 2013
House finch NEW
by: Anonymous

I believe this to be a male finch. Red polls normally only have the red on the forehead and not the chest with black under the beak/throat area.

Mar 22, 2013
Finch
by: Susan

I believe that is A Common Redpoll.

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