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Susan Iannucci

Wappingers Falls, NY, United States

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This bald house finch has been frequenting my feeder since August, 2016. It is December and he is still bald, so it is not a molting issue.

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Bald-headed

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Species: House Finch

Bald House Finch

2 replies on “Bald House Finch”

Nicole says:

I just saw a bald house finch at my oriole jelly feeder. It caught my eye because of the unusual tan/pink color on top of its head. The feathersxatpund the eyes look the same as those in this photo. Is it disease which causes this? Is there anything I need to do?

annemarie says:

This bird isn’t actually bald. It has feathers on its head, but the feathers are white. It is leucistic, which is a plumage abnormality affecting the deposition of pigment on the feathers. –FeederWatch staff

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