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Dark-eyed Junco

Junco hyemalis

Description:

Chubby little sparrows that spend most of their time hopping around the ground looking for food. They vary in colors across the country, this one being brownish gray with a black head.

Habitat:

Slightly forested area

Notes:

Thank you to Robert for the verification :)

1 species ID suggestions

5 Comments

robert emond
robert emond a year ago

No I've never seen the Latin terminology extend beyond the species ID. It would be classified as Junco hyemalis. There are about 5 subspecies of Juncos that haven't been classified as separate species yet.

EmmyLeeAnne
EmmyLeeAnne a year ago

So it would be a Junco hyemalis Oreganus?

robert emond
robert emond a year ago

Your spotting is actually the Oregon subspecies of the Dark-eyed Junco.

EmmyLeeAnne
EmmyLeeAnne a year ago

Thank you :D

robert emond
robert emond a year ago

Good guess :) I live in South GA and this has been a nemesis for me. This will be the year ;)

Washington, USA

Lat: 47.21, Long: -122.50

Spotted on Dec 5, 2017
Submitted on Dec 5, 2017

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