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Ed hogg

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  1. 1 minute ago, IKLland said:

    How about a drab female white-rumped Shama?

    I was also thinking at a female/immature White-rumped Shama. I went through the common birds of hawaii and it was the only when with the right beak and tail, but the colors where throwing me off.

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  2. I am pretty sure that this sparrow is either a House Sparrow or a Spanish Sparrow but here is what Wikipedia said about the two species:

    "the two species show their close relation in a "biological mix-up" of hybridization in the Mediterranean region, which complicates the taxonomy of this species."

    I think it will be best to leave this as Spanish/House Sparrow...

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  3. 3 hours ago, Ruslan Balagansky said:

    Do they not? Here are other photos I took that day of mallards I assumed were molting:

    I want to put it out there that I have no knowledge of when birds molt but here is what I found online:

    Birds molt and grow new feathers two times a year or more, depending on their age, breed, sex, and weather. Molting requires a lot of energy, so it does not occur during migration and breeding season. For North American birds, molting occurs between July and August, and for tropical birds, molting occurs between August and November. Molting occurs in a gradual, symmetrical sequence, so that the bird is not left bald and unable to fly.

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