10 thoughts on “Immature Dickcissel

  1. I’ve never seen a bird like this before in Michigan. He almost blends into the plant he is perched on. I like the third picture down the best where he is looking right at you.

      • Hi blackie1957 and Rebecca,
        Although these plumage terms are often used interchangeably, they can also refer to two distinct phases. In this usage, juvenile refers to birds in their first plumage after fledging while immature refers to birds that have molted to a longer-term but pre-adult plumage. Note that many species do not have immature plumages.
        Cheers!

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