When it comes to identifying male birds, you can be pretty sure he is the more colorful and attractive of the pair. Females generally have subdued colors, muted compared with her partner.
It seems the natural order in the bird world. Just ask @melinda010100, she is my go-to gal if I can't figure it out. But for the most part, the males of most bird species are the ones that catch your eye first.
Most of what I have read tells us that these birds do mate for life, most often, but not 100% of the time. They mostly feed on seeds and the males especially, get their bright coloring from their diet.
This is a photo I took of this gorgeous Northern Cardinal.
This photo shows both the male and female cardinal, quite a difference.
Here we have a lovely couple of American Robins. When I see Robins on the ground or in the trees, I know it's Springtime. As you may notice, the male is in the forefront of the picture with a much brighter red breast.
The American Robins produce such beautiful, tiny, blue eggs, I am always watching the adult Robins to see where they are taking twigs and grass, a sure indication that they are building a nest. I found this nest in a rhododendron bush at my son's house just last week.
I wonder? Are they males or females, there's a 50/50 chance we have two of each 😄 😁 😉.
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