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Dark-eyed Junco

Junco hyemalis

Description:

Had a nice surprise at the feeders today. A piebald junco! These birds are normally dark gray with a white underside (females being slight lighter, often a brownish gray color). We see them in large groups here every winter.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Liam
Liam 7 years ago
Dark-eyed Junco (leucistic)
Junco hyemalis Dark-eyed Junco - BirdForum Opus
Snow Bunting
Plectrophenax nivalis


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7 Comments

alphashadowdragon
alphashadowdragon 6 years ago

Awesome! I had a ton of these in my backyard last year, but one were white! (I wish I had seen a white one)

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 7 years ago

Nice spotting!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

What a gorgeous little bird!! Great spotting!!

rams4d
rams4d 7 years ago

White predominates, congrats !!!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

What a sweet little bird, and a lovely photograph. Beautiful soft light and textures. A wonderful spotting of a bird I've not seen before.

Jellis
Jellis 7 years ago

Very pretty for a leucistic

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

My first thought was Dark-red Junco as well.

Shane_S
Spotted by
Shane_S

East Worcester, New York, United States

Spotted on Dec 30, 2013
Submitted on Dec 30, 2013

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