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Old Sunday 13th January 2019, 22:44   #1
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Yellow-breasted Bunting help

Can anyone help with the age and sex of this Yellow-breasted bunting please: https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sh...p?photo=613539
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Old Sunday 13th January 2019, 23:38   #2
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Looks like this image of a non breeding male

https://www.hbw.com/ibc/photo/yellow...reeding-male-0
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Thanks Andy.... I was sort of hoping for something like that.

I did ask the OP but he didn't respond unfortunately.
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Old Monday 14th January 2019, 01:30   #4
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The pure white shoulder only occurs in adult males. The bright yellow underparts and strong chestnut tones to the head are also suggestive of an adult male. So I agree it's a non-breeding adult male.
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Thanks for that extra information and confirmation too John.

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Looks like this image of a non breeding male

https://www.hbw.com/ibc/photo/yellow...reeding-male-0
Andy, your bird is a 2cy male as the the white is restricted to the tips of the median coverts see plate 168 on p189 https://www.dutchbirding.nl/journal/..._4.pdf#page=43

Agree the OP is an adult male.

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Andy, your bird is a 2cy male as the the white is restricted to the tips of the greater coverts see plate 168 on p189 https://www.dutchbirding.nl/journal/..._4.pdf#page=43

Agree the OP is an adult male.

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Cheers Grahame, I was being led by the note at the bottom of the image.
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Thanks again Grahame. That information has also been added to The Opus article, with a link to this thread too.
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