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Just now, Quiscalus quiscula said:

Probably a bluebird, but not sure about this. How come it lacks blue tones? Both juvenile and female bluebirds have some blue on them. Unless it's a drab individual...

 

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3 hours ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

Probably a bluebird, but not sure about this. How come it lacks blue tones? Both juvenile and female bluebirds have some blue on them. Unless it's a drab individual...

 

Blue is actually visible in the photo on the tail. However, with blue colored birds in particular, remember that the color is actually created solely through nanostructures on the bird's feathers, meaning that it is not a pigment and thus very dependent on the way in which the light hits it

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19 hours ago, Hasan said:

Blue is actually visible in the photo on the tail. However, with blue colored birds in particular, remember that the color is actually created solely through nanostructures on the bird's feathers, meaning that it is not a pigment and thus very dependent on the way in which the light hits it

Knew about that but had trouble seeing the blue... Thanks.

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