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Birds and Their Damage

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  • White-crowned sparrow
  • House finch
  • Bird damage
  • Goldfinch damage

Watch for birds and their damage during routine field monitoring and harvest operations.

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White-crowned sparrow
White-crowned sparrow
Identification tip: Small, brown and gray with prominent white and black stripes on head.

House finch
House finch
Identification tip: Small, grayish brown bird with brown markings on the breast; males have red or orange head and rump.

Bird damage
Bird damage
Identification tip: Most birds leave peck marks and holes in fruit; pieces of fruit scattered about.

Gold finch damage
Goldfinch damage
Identification tip: Achenes (seeds) removed from surface of fruit; little or no damage to fruit tissue.

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