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Need help with IDing

MattP

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A Chinese friend was unable to take care of one of his birds and rehomed him to me. I know the Chinese name for the bird but have been unable to find the English name (so i can research how best to take care of it). Does anyone recognise this species? IMG_20220911_091100.jpg
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Is it a gloster canary? (Spelling could be wrong)
I really don’t know anything about these guys so I could be totally wrong.
 

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Is it a gloster canary? (Spelling could be wrong)
I really don’t know anything about these guys so I could be totally wrong.
I searched for images of Gloster canaries and it looks close. I found somewhere that said they are often confused with crested canaries, and these latter seem very similar. He/she is a very friendly little bird. My friend turned up with him/her, no cage, no food, no info. Searches on the Chinese name yielded nothing useful. I told the friend that I have big birds and can't look after this one, but my protestations fell on deaf ears. He also has big birds and seemed unwilling to be bothered. I sourced some friends for him/her, as I cannot take him/her out of the cage often... my other birds already need my time and they can't be out at the same time.:unsure1:
 

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He or she looks like a bengalese finch to me :)

For your reference:
 

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Yes, that looks like a society finch to me. Specifically, a crested society finch.

Cute little guy.
 

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Yes, that looks like a society finch to me. Specifically, a crested society finch.

Cute little guy.
That seems right... thank you so much! Really adorable bird
 

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He or she looks like a bengalese finch to me :)

For your reference:
Wonderful, much appreciated!
 
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