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This type of dark-eyed junco has a blackish-gray head and breast with a brown back and wings and reddish flanks, tending toward duller and paler plumage in the inland and southern parts of its range. This is the most common form in the west, found in the Pacific coast mountains from southeastern Alaska to extreme northern Baja California, wintering to the Great Plains and northern Sonora.
Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite NP, CA.
Spotted on Sep 18, 2014
Submitted on Dec 25, 2014