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2 hours ago, ZenRider said:

Thanks for the help, I wasn’t sure after following the results to iBird, I found the birds looked quite different. 

Female birds will quite often look different than male birds. Most field guides, including iBird, use male birds as the dominant examples, so identifying females birds isn't always obvious.

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On 5/8/2022 at 7:11 AM, ZenRider said:

Thanks for the help, I wasn’t sure after following the results to iBird, I found the birds looked quite different. 

 

On 5/8/2022 at 9:27 AM, lonestranger said:

Female birds will quite often look different than male birds. Most field guides, including iBird, use male birds as the dominant examples, so identifying females birds isn't always obvious.

https://media.ebird.org/catalog?taxonCode=bnhcow&sort=rating_rank_desc&mediaType=photo&sex=female

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On 5/9/2022 at 12:35 PM, Kevin said:

After seeing these it’s quite obvious, the photo of the female in iBird was from a different angle changing the shape of the head. They should have more than 1 photo of the females like they do for males.

Thanks for the link, I’ll add that to my list of resources. I’m new to this and appreciate the help!

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5 minutes ago, ZenRider said:

After seeing these it’s quite obvious, the photo of the female in iBird was from a different angle changing the shape of the head. They should have more than 1 photo of the females like they do for males.

Thanks for the link, I’ll add that to my list of resources. I’m new to this and appreciate the help!

Welcome to the hobby! eBird and Macaulay Library are both great resources, also AllAboutBirds is a good one. 

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/

Do you have a guide? The internet is great, but flipping through a book can't be replicated. I would strongly suggest checking out Sibley's guide, a lot of people also really like the National Geographic, but I prefer how Sibley's is laid out. 

https://www.amazon.com/Sibley-Guide-Birds-2nd/dp/030795790X/ref=sr_1_4?crid=2FAI012KSWPFL&keywords=sibley+guide+to+birds&qid=1652494709&sprefix=sibl%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-4

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