The females of just about every species of bird were created with the most bland colouring, but for the most impressive reasons. Every bird's colours perfectly suit the the colours of the trees, grass, sand, mud or whatever background they were meant to nest in. They were blended to fit the environment for which they were created, and this was done with perfect intention. If you look at all the colourful male birds that standout, notice that the vast majority of them have no part in nesting. Then take a look at all the males that have a similar look to the females. The majority of these well camouflaged males take part in the nesting and incubating. This was all done to protect the nesting birds and their young during the most vulnerable time of their life. This shows the brilliance of creation across MILLIONS of birds, and it doesn't even scratch the surface of miracles within all of nature.
This female Ruby-throat provided a few years of entertainment, along with the young that she always brought to our garden. 2012 N.E. of Edmonton, AB.