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Fledgling Saffron Finch | by Frank Shufelt
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Fledgling Saffron Finch

This is a fledgling Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola). He (or she) was waiting patiently for a feeding from one of its parents that was nearby on the ground foraging for grass seed.


The Saffron Finch is one of several seedeaters common throughout South America at altitudes below 2,000 meters. In most regions it is called a canary but it's really a tanager of the Thraupidae family.


Taken at La Siria, Circasia, Quindío, Colombia at about 1,450 meters (4800 feet) above sea level.

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Taken on February 15, 2016