The equal opportunity groups are filling up my inbox as of late complaining about a disproportionate number of featured male birds. I find this a bit odd based on the fact that with a number of the recently featured birds it is difficult to actually tell the different sexes. Quite frankly, in the birding world, typically the male is the more interesting bird to look at. Of course, this directly correlates to how damn hard it is to identify a lot of the females from each other seeing as most of them are just a different shades of brown.
Case in point, take this bird.
Quick, what is it? My guess is you came up with the clever response of .. “it’s a bird” (you know you did hehehe). The truth is, I couldn’t even tell what this bird was. Based on a hefty amount of research I first opted to ID it as a Clay-Colored Sparrow. This might have been more wishful thinking being as I didn’t have a Clay-Colored Sparrow checked off my Bird Life List.
Hit the jump to find out what this bird is!