House Finch: Male and Female

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology tells me that this bird is a House Finch. This male was enjoying a snack of blue berries at the time. Focus looks a bit off.

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Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 450, 300mm, f/8, 1/1,600s

At first, I was perplexed. Are these the same birds? Why is one red-breasted and the others not? For house finches, the adult male has an orangish red throat and breast. The plain Janes are female house finches.

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Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 900, 300mm, f/8, 1/1,600s

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