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A Red Bird in a Brown Bag

Geoffrey E. Hill

in A Red Bird in a Brown Bag

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780195148480
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893683 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148480.003.0002

Series: Oxford Ornithology Series

A Red Bird in a Brown Bag

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This chapter introduces the House Finch as a study bird. A bird that was introduced to the eastern U.S. in the mid-20th century, it is most abundant in urbanized areas where it nests in nooks on buildings and can be attracted to nest boxes. It can be captured in traps and kept in captivity, making it an ideal study bird.

Keywords: House Finch; banding; measurements; study bird; molt; coloration

Chapter.  11040 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Vertebrates

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