Little brown bird

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Little brown bird (LBB) or little brown job (LBJ) is an informal name used by birdwatchers for any of the large number of species of small brown passerine birds, many of which are notoriously difficult to distinguish.[1] This is especially true for females, which lack much of the coloring present in males.[2][3]

The name little brown bat is also applied to records in general observations of microchiropteran species, many of which are indistinguishable by their greyish brown coloring.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Wood, F. (November 2010). "Little Brown Birds". BirdNote. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  2. ^ Mayntz, Melissa. "Little Brown Job – Definition". Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  3. ^ Peacock, Faansie (2012). Chamberlain's LBJs. Mirafra Publishing. ISBN 978-0620543200.
  4. ^ Hall, Les; Bressan, Vicki (February 2008). "Key to identifying bats in south east Queensland" (PDF). Granite Belt Wildlife Carers Inc. Bat Rescue Inc. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  5. ^ Queale, L.F. (1997). "Field identification of female little brown bats Vespadelus Spp. (Chiroptera : Vespertilionidae) in South Australia". Records of the South Australian Museum. 30 (1997–1998): 28–33.