What on earth is it Jake? Not a wood warbler?
When I came across this pic, I didn't know the species either. The bill and and general shape suggested a member of the Ploceidae (the weaver finches, of which our own sparrows are members). Thanks to my friend Peter W, I now know it's an African species. Handsome fellow, isn't he? (The bird, I mean, though Peter's quite dashing too!)
Sure looks like a Society Finch male to me and not usually found in the wild.
You are right, the Society (Bengal) Finch is exclusively a cage bird, I think originally a North American species, but I could be wrong.
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