Does anyone know what bird this is?

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  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  2. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    A finch
     
  3. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Google tells me it's a Gouldian finch.
     
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  4. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Is it in Australia?
     
  5. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    And it's Australian apparently
     
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  6. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

  7. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

  8. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Though it has got a festival wristband on, maybe it came over to catch a few shows.
     
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  9. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    As Manter says Gouldian finch.
     
  10. adidaswoody

    adidaswoody Like a star

    Looks old, possibly a pet that's escaped?
     
  11. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    This is the sort of anomaly you get when you elect a Marxist Muslim-hugger to lead the Labour Party. Watch out for wolves lying down with lambs in Bedford any day soon.
     
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  12. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    looks punk to me. The Lesser Spotted Punk. Known for warbling three chords heavily and nutting other avians
     
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  13. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I think it is lost
     
  14. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    How?
     
  15. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    a two headed goat born unto a woman in nether heyford. It's the intereggenum! world turned upside down
     
  16. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    I googled something like white and green bird with a bit of yellow and an orange head. Nothing clever and technical I'm afraid! It just came up as the third picture :D
     
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  17. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    I knew it was a finch and you still Googled faster :mad::(
     
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  18. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    so it's DEFINITELY a Gouldian finch?
    Is it a baby one?
    Does the tag mean it has escaped from an aviary or has just been recorded by ornithologists?
     
  19. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    This BBC story that came up reckons the red-headed ones are the most aggressive: Finches' colour shows personality

    ETA: this pic there really looks like the one in OU's photo
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  20. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    The Google-fu is strong here :)
     
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  21. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Yes
    Doesn't look like it
    More likely the former in south London
     
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  22. Casually Red

    Casually Red tomorrow belongs to me

    I really don't like birds now . Not since I found out they're descended from dinosaurs...feathered lizard monsters . I used to not mind them but after I saw Jurassic park I started to look at them and the way they walk about and do those jerky head movements in a very different light .

    No, they're wrong uns .
     
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  23. adidaswoody

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    It doesn't look young, looks quite big for a finch, but I've never seen anything like that one in the UK, a bit of research says they aren't found in the wild here, they are endangered, but popular as a pet in the UK due to there colourfulness :)
     
  24. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Is it an escapee from a dread Fritzlesque aviary? Does it needs to be indulged/rescued?
     
  25. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Winter is coming.
     
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  26. adidaswoody

    adidaswoody Like a star

    Eaten I'd say
     
  27. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    :D
     
  28. Mr Moose

    Mr Moose What the hell are we supposed to tell the kids?

    Harsh. Sins of the fathers and all that.
     
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  29. Casually Red

    Casually Red tomorrow belongs to me

    Sins of the feathers

    Eta

    But if you think about it, they switched over once . What if they do it again and switch back ? We'll be fucked .
     
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  30. adidaswoody

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    Not if we eat them while they are small
     
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