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Female or Immature Red-throated Barbet? Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo (1 Viewer)

dixonlau

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Malaysia
Location: Julau, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo
Date: 20-Jan-2022

I can't be sure if this is adult Female or it is still an immature probably male Red-throated Barbet. There are some pale features that suggested it is immature male. Pale yellow forehead, a slight blue band across upper breast, visible red crown. The only feature missing is red throat (this makes me wonder if it is adult female instead). Also I notices a grey feather at upper thigh (side stomach) on both side. This grey feather suggested it is still immature?

Thanks for any help.

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andyb39

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This could just be a female - I think a small amount of yellow on the forehead is OK for one, as is a small red patch on the crown. The same goes for the two small red patches on either side of the base of the throat. I don't think I'd read too much into the grey feathering, which is just loose feathers.
 

dixonlau

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Malaysia
This could just be a female - I think a small amount of yellow on the forehead is OK for one, as is a small red patch on the crown. The same goes for the two small red patches on either side of the base of the throat. I don't think I'd read too much into the grey feathering, which is just loose feathers.
Thank you very much Andy for the clarification and feedback.
 
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