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“Featured in Live and Let Live – May 28, 2011*

May 27, 2011

Another beautiful little bird captured in the trees in my yard.
Large, robust finch.
Tail relatively short.
Heavy conical bill pale greenish yellow.
Large white patch in wing obvious in flight.

Male Description
Brownish black head with black crown. Yellow forehead and eyestripe (supercillium). Wing, tail, and upper tail coverts black. Dark brown nape fading to yellow on back. Secondaries and coverts white, creating large square white patch on back of wing in flight. Dark brownish throat fades to brownish-yellow underparts, becoming brightest under tail. Legs pink.

Female Description
Head and upperparts mostly grayish brown. Weak dark malar stripe. Yellowish wash on sides of neck. Uppertail coverts black with white spotting. Wings and tail black with white and gray patches in wing. Throat and underparts pale grayish brown. White under tail.
Immature Description
Juveniles similar to female.

Canon EOS Rebel XTi; Sigma 150-500mm lens @500mm
Ste. Rita, Manitoba, Canada

Self taught photographer enjoying retirement in travel and meeting fellow members of Redbubble.

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  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 3 years ago

    She is gorgeous hon. Love the leaves and detail in a bird and branches. Great capture.

  • thank you hon
    Just wait and see the Tulip that I took with your lens :-))

    – Vickie Emms

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Nice detailed colors Vickie

  • many thanks Larry

    – Vickie Emms

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 3 years ago

    Beautiful captue

  • thank you so very much Carol

    – Vickie Emms

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 3 years ago

    lovely capture Vickie ..Love it

  • thank you Gail

    – Vickie Emms

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • many thanks Trish

    – Vickie Emms

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 3 years ago

    Great capture, congrats on the feature !

  • thank you Jan

    – Vickie Emms

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 3 years ago
    • Really nice Vickie :-)
  • thank you so much Bradley

    – Vickie Emms

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 3 years ago

    Vickie,,,this photo is a perfect example of the great blending of colors,,,excellent capture of the beautiful bird,,,,,Rick

  • many thanks Rick. The fresh green leaves of Spring make such lovely backgrounds right now. Glad you like it

    – Vickie Emms

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 3 years ago

    Awwwwww sweet! Very pretty capture!

  • thank you dear Rosie :-)

    – Vickie Emms

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