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Female painted bunting or immature male?


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This was taken in my front yard in South Central Oklahoma. The reason I am excited that it is probably an immature male painted bunting is that will verify the adult bunting pair that comes up to the feeder daily has successfully raised a nest of babies this year.  Attached is a pic of the male taken last week.  This is the 4th consecutive year that a bunting pair has come to the feeders, but this is the first time I can confirm a successful brood from the pair.

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The first bird isn't a juvenile -- it didn't hatch this year. The green visible in the wings doesn't fit that. I'm not entirely sure it's a 2nd-year male, either -- what appear to be blue feathers may well be down feathers showing through, and I can't see the wings well enough to age it.

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