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All, 

Here in west Houston TX, I spotted a bunting that I assume is an Indigo, but it is pretty scruffy-looking and with quitte a lot of orange/rufous on it. Can anyone conform this ID or give me a better one. 10,000 thanks in advance.

Kevin

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26 minutes ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

Indigo Buntings molt in the fall to grayish-brown plumage. The grayish-brown feather tips wear off to reveal bright blue by spring.

Oh, are all buntings like that? Where they only molt once? I know House Sparrows do that, and they’re technically old world buntings

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2 minutes ago, Avery said:

Oh, are all buntings like that? Where they only molt once? I know House Sparrows do that, and they’re technically old world buntings

House Sparrows are not Old World buntings; they are in the family Passeridae. Old World buntings are in the famliy Emerizidae.

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14 hours ago, Peromyscus said:

House Sparrows are not Old World buntings; they are in the family Passeridae. Old World buntings are in the famliy Emerizidae.

Huh. Wonder where I heard that they were 🤷‍♂️ thanks!

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