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Saffron Finch

Photo of the Week (July 30th, 2017)

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Something a wee bit different for photo of the week! My family and I spent 10 wonderful days on Hawai'i, enjoying the wonderful diversity the "Big Island" has to offer. In terms of habitats and birds, there certainly is an interesting variety! There are many beautiful, brightly colored birds on the islands, but alas, a majority of birds are now introduced species. That includes the Saffron Finch shown here, a bird that's native to parts of South America. They're somewhat poorly named, as this "finch" is actually a tanager species.  Taken on July 28th, 2017 on the western side of Hawai'i.

Saffron Finch - Sicalis flaveola

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