Alas, poor little bird! We did not know it well at all.
October 5, 2011 1:27 PM Subscribe
Identify this dead bird
, please! It is a wee, greenish-yellow little thing that we assumed was a female goldfinch, but on closer inspection, maybe isn't?
posted by hegemone to Science & Nature (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So we found this bird today that appeared to have had an unfortunate run in with a brick wall. We are not expert birdspeople in the slightest, so because it was yellowish, we immediately thought it was a goldfinch, as that is the only yellow bird we're familiar with in the wild. But in our Googling to confirm, the color and pattern on this little bird don't seem to match. Plus, the beak seems a bit slender and not quite right for a finch.
More pictures (please forgive the time-traveling camera stamp):
Other side view
Coloring on the top
Details: 2.5-3 inches from head to tail (not including the length of the tail feathers). Forgot to take pictures of the belly, but it is yellow around the neck and becomes white from the chest on down. Location: central Illinois, in town (not rural).