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Dark-eyed Junco

Junco hyemalis


This is the mama (or papa) bird of the nest (, I posted several days ago. The eggs and nest were identified as house wrens, but this bird does not look like the house wrens I’ve looked up. Any ideas? Sorry for photo quality, that’s the closest she’d come.


Edge of woods, NE Pennsylvania.

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Gina423 4 years ago

The eggs looked just like a dark-eyed junco's. Perhaps the initial nest was misidentified.

robert emond
robert emond 4 years ago

My first thought is a Dark-eyed Junco with light belly and light color bill. But the head is really dark. These are usually really small, about the size of a sparrow.

The Eastern Towhee has a dark head but usually a darker bill too. These are usually sizably larger, usually about the size of a robin.

Hope this helps

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Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jun 3, 2018
Submitted on Jun 3, 2018

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