Monday, April 18, 2011
Male And Female Robins
What we really have here are a male and a female robin! Now, it is very difficult to tell the difference between the sexes of robins, but we can do that right here! That is what is so remarkable here. Take a look at the bird on the left. That is the male. Notice that his breast is a deeper red than the one on the right, the female.
A male robin does have more red on the breast than the female, which has a lot of white on the breast. Also notice that the male's head seems a bit darker. The male has more black feathers, especially on the head, than the female. You may also notice that the male, on the left, seems to be puffed up a bit more than the female. So now we know. Male is darker. Female is lighter. Cool, huh?
Finally, this little robin is another male. He was looking on at the other two happily enjoying their time together. What do you think he was thinking while observing the others? Was he lonely? Was he happy to be away from them? Really, what do you think?
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