Golden-crowned sparrow, moulting

It looked like an immature one to me, because of the scruffy face and head. I was later informed that all golden-crowns go through a spring moult.

However: the pointy tail feathers indicate this one is immature, and they’re in the process of being replaced (note the shorter, round middle feather).

4 April 2021

  • Camera: ILCE-7M3
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter: 1/500 s

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