In reply to Galatas:
OK, this is starting to get seriously educating!
@Roy, you say a stripe that is ABOVE the eye is called supercilium. Is that the same if the stripe is THROUGH the eye, i.e bluetit?
@Galatas, your first pic is a house sparrow and you're just showing us the comparisson with the reed bunting in pic 2?
All good stuff!
In reply to Red Kite:
Re sexual dimorphism (males and females looking different), it depends on the bird but there are trends within groups. For example nearly all of our finches and buntings are sexually dimorphic, but most British tits and warblers aren't.
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In reply to Jason:
Jason d said:@Galatas, your first pic is a house sparrow and you're just showing us the comparisson with the reed bunting in pic 2?
No , that's a male Reed Bunting.
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In reply to aiki:
Aike... please elaborate.... thats totally gone over my head...
A stripe through the eye is an eyestripe :) So a Blue Tit has a dark eyestripe and white supercilium.
Sorry, didnt mean to post that twice. I get the bluetit example, thank you :)
Galatas, they look so different in the pics!
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