Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Fall Color Competition

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Central Park House Finch

Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George [larger view].

The photographer writes:

I found this male House Finch and a female (maybe it was a juvenile?) gobbling up Hawthorn berries in Central Park. The fall colors of the tree compete with this bird but I think it’s a draw. How about you?


  1. #1 Tabor
    December 20, 2008

    Wonderful, wonderful shot. You must print it and get it framed for your place to remind you of the lovely day.

  2. #2 David Harmon
    December 20, 2008

    I wonder if the finch’s red pigment is actually derived from its diet — that’s certainly true for a few other birds.

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