Saturday, March 24, 2012

do male Chaffinches have green rumps?

funny things stick in the birding memory; back in 1970 as an RSPB youth volunteer staying at Leighton Moss I recall an issue of Birds magazine arriving with a painting I think by Eric Ennion on the cover and it showed a male Chaffinch with a bright green rump; I thought do Chaffinches really have green rumps as I did not recall seeing it before -- but then you have to look harder thats why artists are such good observers

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