There was a thread in the honeyhole a week or two ago regarding no one being able to ID a hen common vs a hen red breasted. Unless one of these is a really young bird that resembles the other kind, I believe I have two good examples to share.
Mergs are pretty common here in NH, so I thought I would post these here. Yes, I know some of you don't shoot them and I am sure those that do could care less... but in case you are curious...
Fresh from this morning
Common hen is on the left/top..... Red breasted on the bottom or right.
Common is a little larger than the red breasted in all the cased I have seen.