An Orange Finch

Matthew 12:
32And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
33Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

Unfortunately, this is not a bird we can add to our list.  This is an everyday House Finch.  This beautiful orange color is from whatever he ate during his previous molt.

In the wild, three carotenoid pigments found in natural foods give House Finches their color. Beta-carotene produces yellow to orange colors, isocryptoxanthin produces orange colors, and echinenone produces red colors.

From Project FeederWatch

Tuesday was the first time we ever saw this fellow. Maybe he’ll decide to stay, now that he’s found a handy meal.

Categories: bird facts, di fekkel

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6 thoughts on “An Orange Finch

  1. Interesting. Mine are so red, I wonder what they’ve been eating?

  2. EclecticRhapsody

    Thanks for the scriptures and pictures! That’s really interesting! I didn’t know that. It’s sort’ve like Flamingos. I’m guessing berries, Apronheadlilly?

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