Is It a Finch or Sparrow?

So interesting! I came across this bird while in Maui last month. According to Merlin Bird ID, it is called a Java Sparrow but it is actually an endangered finch. Hmmm, a bit odd don’t you think? Wonder how that happened.

Is it a Finch or Sparrow?

Many thanks to Photos by Donna who has helped me multiple times with bird identification, including on this cute Java Sparrow.


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20 responses to “Is It a Finch or Sparrow?”

  1. Very amazing πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Hammad.

  2. One of my favorite birds. They’re just so cute.

    1. Yes, they are. Thanks for dropping by, Graham. 😊

  3. What a charming little bird!

    1. Yes, it is. 😁 Thanks for stopping by, Margaret. 😊

  4. I’d have guessed it was a puffin, though not with any conviction!

    1. I had no idea what a puffin looks like so I looked it up. I would have probably guessed the same thing, Susan. πŸ˜‰

  5. I’m clueless but it’s so cute! πŸ™‚

    janet

    1. Yes, cute enough to catch my attention. 😊

  6. Adorably beautiful, love those combined colors and that beak! Looking more at your photo and comparing with sparrows and finches, I think the beak looks more like a grosbeak’s beak, and grosbeaks are finches too. Maybe why the species switchover. Really, I think Mother Nature just wants to keep us on our toes! hehe Thanks for the shout-out, Pepper, I do not mind helping you or any one, I need help myself sometimes. My husband will say in more ways than one. 😜 Enjoy your weekend!

    1. When reading up on sparrows, I was so surprised to see how some can look so different and yet others so different. Very, very interesting. 😊 Hope you enjoy your weekend too. Stay warm.

  7. Beautiful Birds. So elegant and colorful. Happy Sunday πŸ™

    1. Thanks! 😊

  8. It’s pretty whatever it’s name! Maggie

    1. Thanks, Maggie. 😊

  9. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ“·πŸŒΉ wow…

    1. Thank you very much. 😊

  10. Lovely bird. It looks like the bird I saw in Hawaii. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Amy. This one was in Maui so they must be relatives. πŸ˜‰

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