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IMG_5572

Observed: 5th June 2012 By: corylus
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Description:

Got camera shake I was trying so hard .Not sure which end -headless on last shot.

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ophrys's picture

Sex?

I'm not sure you can sex this with confidence. It's a juvenile, with a red cap, but I can't see any red on the nape, which would suggest a male. Juveniles can be sexed with confidence once they start to moult, later in the year, but both juvenile sexes have a red cap at the moment.

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WilHeeney's picture

I did think

I did think it looked like a juv from a pair and its young i was watching the other day.

Bill Henderson's picture

Juvenile

Hi

Top of head red: juvenile male or female - they're both the same.

Back of neck red: adult male

No red on back of neck: adult female.

Now I wouldn't have kown that before January when my odyssey began.

Bill

Bill Henderson

corylus's picture

Thanks for your comments

& for the summing up, Bill,as I have said before Ispot is the icing on the cake.Will find this useful & soon ,hopefully.

Hazel Trevan