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Nutmeg Mannikin Aka Spice Finch
Angela A Stanton
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The Nutmeg Mannikin, also known as Spice Finch is a rather rare bird. It lives in 3 places in the world according to my book on the birds of the world: Some parts of South East Asia in small populations and a single population in Los Angeles, that sometimes show up in my backyard in Orange County, about 60-100 miles away. I feel very honored when they arrive. I feed birds and they love my sunflower chips for them. They are about the size of a small finch--smaller perhaps than the common house finch but their beaks are amazingly strong and bulky, more like those of the gross beak finch. Their colors are amazing. This is a photograph I took in my backyard a couple of years ago.
October 22nd, 2013
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