Photo: Pine grosbeak steps out of a storybook

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Our photo of the day stars a pretty little mope so charming it looks like it came straight from a children's story.

The tame and slow-moving nature of the pine grosbeak has inspired the affectionate nickname of the "mope," which clearly defies the upbeat look of these charming birds. As you can see in this shot by photographer Tony LePrieur, taken in Cranbrook, British Columbia, these plump finches are no shrinking violets!

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