help identify a stray finch

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18 Jun 2017, 16:49

Hi there. Can anyone assist me to help identify a stray finch(?) that flew into my garage recently. He/she has a leg band, so not a wild one. I managed to catch him and he has since joined my aviary of four finches, but I'm eager identify his breed. He's about the size of my zebra finch, see picture below. Thanks, Jenti
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SamDavis
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18 Jun 2017, 17:04

Seagreen Red-faced Parrot Finch

He's lucky to have stumbled into the garage of a finch owner.
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jenti
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18 Jun 2017, 17:10

Thank you so much Sam - you cannot believe how many finch websites I searched trying to identify him. I thought of the parrot finch, but didn't know about the variations. Yes, he was very lucky - I think he was attracted by the sounds of my finches just behind the garage. I guess he's part of the family now!
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18 Jun 2017, 17:25

Firstly welcome to the Aussie finch forum,

Yep as Sam has rightly mentioned " sea green red faced parrot finch " we've got a few about here in England aswell :thumbup:

Hope yer enjoy many hrs with him adding new colour to yer avairy :D
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jenti
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18 Jun 2017, 17:29

Thanks guys. Yes, a nice addition to my aviary. Any input on whether it's a cock or hen?
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Craig52
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18 Jun 2017, 17:32

Not a good pic but sure it's a hen. :thumbup: Craig
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18 Jun 2017, 17:35

jenti wrote:
18 Jun 2017, 17:29
Thanks guys. Yes, a nice addition to my aviary. Any input on whether it's a cock or hen?
Not always the easiest of birds to sex, ideally I'd need the bird directly in front of me or in me hand to look closely but am quite confident enough to say that it does look like a hen :thumbup:
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18 Jun 2017, 17:48

Thanks for that guys, been really helpful.
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18 Jun 2017, 17:56

How lucky are you (and she)?! :clap:

Parrot finches fly faaaast, so are common escapees.
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18 Jun 2017, 23:20

Welcome to the forum. Good that you rescued the little escaped lady and have given her a good home. How big is your avairy?
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