Random bird post: Bushtit

Hello dear reader: I thought I would post a couple of pictures of a bird that is in nondescript, but stands out nonetheless, especially since they travel in “gangs” of 30 or more, the Bushtit. It it is one of the few birds where male and female can be distinguished only by the difference in the eye colour. Outside of mating season, the sexes seem to travel together. Last winter, I mainly saw females, while this year featured almost exclusively males.

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Bushtit (male) | Stanley Park, Vancouver BC | March 2013

Bushtit (female) | North Vancouver | January 2012

Bushtit (female) | North Vancouver | January 2012

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5 thoughts on “Random bird post: Bushtit

  1. I love how subtle some of the differences in identifying sexes can be… at an intellectual level. On a practical level I’m still settling for rejoicing when I get it to a species!

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