Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, female
General bird sexing rule: pimp coloring = male; comparatively drab, female, making it easier for her to blend into surroundings while nesting. Yet exceptions abound, right in our backyards, e.g.:
- Blue Jay
- Carolina Chicadee
- Brown Thrasher
Their coloring appears to remain the same, regardless of breeding status, season, or sex.
Just a quickie little “boidie” tidbit, to feed your bullet journal’s Today I Learned section. 🤗