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Dark-eyed Junco

Junco hyemalis


Dark-eyed Juncos are neat, even flashy little sparrows that flit about forest floors of the western mountains and Canada, then flood the rest of North America for winter. They’re easy to recognize by their crisp (though extremely variable) markings and the bright white tail feathers they habitually flash in flight. One of the most abundant forest birds of North America, you’ll see juncos on woodland walks as well as in flocks at your feeders or on the ground beneath them.

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Dark-eyed Junco
Junco hyemalis

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RedTopRanger 10 years ago

Thanks for the ID and info! I hadn't seen them (or at least noticed) them here before but they were all over my feeders this morning.

birdlady6000 10 years ago

There are many races of this cute, common sparrow. Here in the Pacific Northwest we have the Oregon race. Many of them spend the winter around our garden and at the feeders, but they usually move to a little higher elevation for breeding. We did have one pair successfully breed in our bush though and we are just over sea level elevation. Nice spotting.

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jan 25, 2013
Submitted on Jan 25, 2013

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