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Do immature male Purple Finches look like females at this time of
year, or are they easily differentiated?

In recent forays to conservation areas, I've seen about a 50-50 mix,
but very small sample.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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On Dec 1, 2007, at 10:45 AM, Walter Wehtje wrote:

> Just like Jean I'm enjoying the warmth of my house while watching
> the birds at the feeders. I've had 5-8 Purple Finches hanging out
> for the past few weeks, but almost all of them are females. I've
> never seen more than one male at a time. Has anyone else noted this
> skewed sex ratio?
>
> Walter Wehtje
> Columbia
>
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