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8 minutes ago, DLecy said:

Slate-colored female, perhaps immature. Not a Pink-sided.

I don’t think immature, but probably Slate-colored female. However we have to keep in mind hybridization and the fact that this is such a varied species.

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Just now, Snake Fingers said:

I don’t think immature, but probably Slate female however we have to keep in mind hybridization and the fact that this is such a varied species.

When two subspecies of a species interbreed they produce an intergrade, not a hybrid. Additionally, mearnsi are not known to interbreed with Hyemalis Group birds.

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6 minutes ago, lonestranger said:

Yes.... and no. There is a possibility that it's a young male that's not into its darker adult plumage yet.

I would think that there is too much brown in the wing panel and mantle for this bird to be a HY male.

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