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#1 willtexas07

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:23 AM

I could barely get an image of this bird as it was getting dark. I have many sparrows but none as dark as this one on the back. I am wondering if it is an immature or something I never see. Your help is very appreciated.

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#2 JimBob

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:38 AM

Female House Sparrow.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:39 AM

Thanks JimBob I think it was the wet feathers that threw me off.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:31 AM

I agree with wet female House Sparrow. When they are soaking wet like this, it can be very hard to see both the patterns and the true colors. All sorts of dark splotches and such seem to emerge, only to disappear when she has finished doing her hair!

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