Spot the difference.

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  1. Kildale

    Kildale Nature's Window

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    Had two pics of a bird in the same spot but days apart. A male and female Varied thrush. Varied thrush, male.jpg Varied thrush, female.jpg
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Lovely beasts. The female’s colours look more faded. Are their orange wing strips different as well?
     
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    The males black is a lot darker than the female.
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Beautiful. Their colors kinda go with the branch they are sitting on.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Our thrushes look rather plain compared to your beauties. With those colours they must be hard to spot - especially in autumn.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    You can say that again, Eileen— we have the same ones as you.
    But...they can zing.
     
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    Logan Strong Ash

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    They're beautiful, wish ours was like that.
     
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    mart Strong Ash

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    Have no idea what the Good Lord had in mind when he made males brighter and prettier than females ! Should be the opposite !
     
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    Hi Mart, the males are brighter to attract females and most females are browns to hide when on the nest etc. No good shining like a beacon attracting predators. Female kingfishers are one of two birds that have the brighter colors.
     
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    mart Strong Ash

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    Ha ! Yes Kildale,, I know but that was kind of a joke ! You know how vain some of us ladies are !
     
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