Dis­cover fe­male finches...

Bird Watching (UK) - - Your Birding Month -

It is easy in bird­watch­ing to be se­duced by the pretty colours of male birds and ig­nore the less spec­tac­u­lar fe­males. If you hear some­one say the name of a bird, you may in­stantly pic­ture the breed­ing male. But there is much more to bird­ing than just pretty males. To try to re­dress the bal­ance a lit­tle, here, for starters, are a few fe­males of four fa­mil­iar finch species. All are very toned down com­pared to the gaudy males of their kind, but just be­cause they are rel­a­tively dowdy does mean they are not worth watch­ing (and their plumages not worth learn­ing).

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