"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The female pin-tailed whydah looks very different from the male

A female pin-tailed whydah -- Photo by J.J. Meyer
As a follow-up to my story on exotic birds in Saturday's Orange County Register --

Here's a photo of the female pin-tailed whydah. The streaked, brown plumage is similar to native sparrows, though the bird can be distinguished by its bright orange bill.

Happy Birding!

1 comment:

  1. Jennifer,

    We have these birds, male and female in our Fullerton yard. The first appeared last year and we named him "rambo" since he was very aggressive with the other birds and squirrels. This year we had a small Pin Tail and now see females.