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Dark-eyed Junco (Juvenile)

Junco hyemalis

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT 7 years ago
Dark-eyed Junco
Junco hyemalis

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andyarct 7 years ago

Thank you all for the ID help!

Liam 7 years ago

I agree with young Dark-eyed Junco.

Jeff Dreier
Jeff Dreier 7 years ago

Those photos and a check of my field guides still suggest junco to me. I can't think of any other juvenile species that it may be, but I have been wrong before.

I did some more searching and found that some do have dark sides to the tail underside. Check these pictures here

Junco was one of my thoughts but they don't appear to have dark sides to the underside of the tail feathers. Grosbeaks do but the bill seems the wrong shape for those.

Jeff Dreier
Jeff Dreier 7 years ago

It appears to be a juvenile dark-eyed junco. They look completely different from the adults.

Hema 7 years ago

would be interested to know the ID.

Cardinalidae/Emberizidae/Fringillidae families of which there are many species, but the black-bordered white outer tail feather should narrow it down.

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Arcata, California, USA

Spotted on Jul 15, 2013
Submitted on Jul 16, 2013

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