Yes, that’s a yearling male, one hatched in 2020. They molt out of the female-looking plumage in body feathers, but they keep their juvenal primaries, which are more brown than black.
Best, Kevin Kevin McGowan Freeville From: bounce-125638932-3493...@list.cornell.edu <bounce-125638932-3493...@list.cornell.edu> On Behalf Of Barbara Bauer Sadovnic Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 3:11 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Rose breasted grosbeak-tan primaries We had a male Rose breasted grosbeak with tan primaries at the feeder this morning. Is this an immature? He appeared otherwise typical. https://www.dropbox.com/s/avt0okcnud0q9aq/Rose%20breasted%20Grosbeak-tan%20primaries.jpg?dl=0 Barbara Sadovnic Enfield -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://email@example.com/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --