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Waxwing

Observed: 1st November 2012 By: trevrobtrevrob’s reputation in Birdstrevrob’s reputation in Birdstrevrob’s reputation in Birds
waxwing female or male ?
Description:

female or male

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Age/sex

Not a bird I have had much chance to age and sex, but both those you have put up are first year birds. Adults would have the tips of the primary feathers with a white edge around the tip and up the other side a little. being first years makes them harder to age, but this one, with a clear edge to the black throat (rather than a diffuse edge), is probably a male. It also has a lot of red waxy tips to the secondaries/tertials. On the same basis, the other one may be a female, but I am not sure.

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sex

thank you for your info i think you are correct in what you say from what i have read