Sylvia atricapilla - sexing spring



All birds are readily sexed using the colour of the crown feathers.

Male, 3cy+, May.Typical male showing uniform black crown. [1ET82300]

Female, 3cy+, May. Typical female showing rusty-brown crown. [1ET82297]

Male, 2cy, April. Some young males may still show variable amounts of brown feather tips in the crown. [1ET29475]

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