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Female Painted Buntings

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2 hours ago, Metaquatic said:

Yes.  Female Painted Bunting.  My sister in Central Florida has several through the winter.

Would you mind explaining how you can tell female Painted Bunting from a first year male?  It's not easy, so any explanations would be helpful.

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Females are effectionately called "greenies."  Honestly the third bird with the more yellowish breast is probably a juvi male.  The behavior of the females seems to be more suspicious with their necks stuck out looking around.  They act and posture a lot like female House Finches.  The males just pose more confident like the bird in the 3rd pic.

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