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2 minutes ago, MerMaeve said:

How do you explain the one on the right?

Looks like it fits to me...black where it should be, burnt orange where it should be. I've never seen one, but looks like the photos online.

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1 minute ago, geoffclarke said:

Looks like it fits to me...black where it should be, burnt orange where it should be. I've never seen one, but looks like the photos online.

But why does it look so green?

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21 minutes ago, MerMaeve said:

But why does it look so green?

White balance is a bit screwy since it's underexposed.

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28 minutes ago, JimBob said:

White balance is a bit screwy since it's underexposed.

@JimBob is right, the picture is not a good one. On top of that, I used a lot of zoom and the camera doesn't have a good resolution... I wasn't sure it would be possible to ID them. Thank you all!

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2 hours ago, geoffclarke said:

Might be the tint on your computer? I see black and burnt orange.

It still looks green.  :huh:

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The left bird is a female. The right bird -- if you look at the face, it's nicely black. But... it turns out that in very fresh plumage, males can have greenish edges to their feathers. Most US birders never get to see this, because the pre-basic molt happens after they reach their wintering grounds. So I'm guessing that's what's happening here.

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