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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Don't You Just Hate it ...
...when the most definitive feature to tell one species from another is hidden behind a branch? See the end of this bird's tail? No? ... me neither. And that's what is needed to be sure of whether this is a House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus, or a Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus. I think it's the more common House Finch, which has a square tail, but it really looks more like the Purple one, in the extent of the coloration. Sigh.
... when it looks like the blogger isn't going to answer the current question? No, I won't do that to you. Here's the undoctored picture from yesterday.
It was just ordinary quaking aspen trees, although I like the rather stark look. The picture I showed you is just the negative image. Chuck and Ann got it right.
Just enjoy the little bird, no matter what he is.
We can definitely say that he likes apple.