UPSA - Adult Breeding (1)

Adult in breeding plumage, April 2019, Collin Co.

Small head, long neck, bill is yellow with dark top and tip, edges of most feathers are buff with dark interiors and black markings.

No major differences between breeding and winter plumages. Juveniles have lighter (almost white) edges to feathers with black subterminal markings, giving them a scaled appearance.