white headed bird unknown

by gmiller
(arcanum ohio)

would like to know what kind of bird this is, could not find in bird book. About the size of a finch or sparrow.

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Nov 16, 2017
Finch?
by: Anonymous

I've got one that comes to my feeder. He looks like an American finch in size and the way the stripes and solids work, but he is mostly white around the head with horizontal black/gray striping then white then another black/gray strip, all the way to his tail which is white on the tip...

Seems like a finch. He is the only one and this is the first year I've seen him or anything that looks like him.

Sep 03, 2016
white head sparrow
by: Olga K

Just spotted one in my yard in Highland Falls, NY. First time ever seeing this bird. Is it a sparrow? I think its a Leucistic White Head Sparrow. www.youtube.com/watch?v=52cflIKtNko

Mar 01, 2016
I have two of those!
by: Leann

I have had one of those birds in my yard since December of last year. Another one just showed up yesterday. The first one only eats seeds from the ground and the second one eats from the ground and both feeders. I have black oil sunflower seeds in one feeder and wild bird food in another. I live in East Texas. I have named the first one Baby Eagle. Don't know what I'm gonna name the second one. So cute!

Nov 16, 2014
Another one
by: Bill

I was trying to identify the white headed finch I saw in western Pa when I saw this one. I will upload my picutre if I can figure out how that is done. Mine was haging out with goldfinches.

Nov 16, 2014
Another one
by: Bill

I was trying to identify the white headed finch I saw in western Pa when I saw this one. I will upload my picutre if I can figure out how that is done. Mine was haging out with goldfinches.

Mar 03, 2014
White Headed Bird
by: Judy Miller

I have one too, here in Michigan. It is not albino as it's eyes are not pink. I think it is a condition called Leucistic--something like that--a lack of pigment on it's head. It is very cool and I think--a Finch--same markings on back. I also have an all white Sparrow.

Jun 16, 2012
Help me too
by: Anonymous

I have one too in MN. Did you figure out what it is?
It is not seen alone, usually 3 are seen and they hop up the tree like a crreeper.

Feb 27, 2011
House Finch
by: Rick

It looks like you have a partial albino house finch based upon the other bird at the back of the feeder.

Feb 27, 2011
House Finch?
by: Hayley

it may be a house finch that has been born with white feathers on it's head/part albino. I am not sure if this is right though. =)

Feb 26, 2011
Snow Bunting?
by: Susan

possibly a snow bunting

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