[Tweeters] Dark-eyed Junco with white wing bars

Philip Dickinson pdickins at gmail.com
Mon Oct 11 18:46:20 PDT 2021

This is one source that I checked;

Phil Dickinson

On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 6:33 PM Robert O'Brien <baro at pdx.edu> wrote:

> Actually it seems more likely to be The White Winged junco subspecies of

> Dark-eyed junco. This was once considered a separate species but now has

> been lumped with all the rest of them. It ranges from the Black Hills of

> South Dakota down into Eastern Colorado and Wyoming. Males are pretty

> non-migratory and this looks like a male. Note the darkness around the eye

> I don't believe slate'colored junco shows that. Now this has far more white

> than even a white winged junco, which typically shows 2 white wing bars of

> varying intensity. Here they seem to be joined together to form a single

> wide wing bar. That's not normal.

> White-winged juncos are very rare on the West Coast. I know if only one

> record for Oregon many many years ago. Don't know if there are any for

> Washington state. Bob O'Brien Portland



> On Monday, October 11, 2021, Philip Dickinson <pdickins at gmail.com> wrote:


>> Looks like a slate-colored junco, and these occasionally have bold white

>> wing bars


>> Phil Dickinson


>> Sent from my iPhone


>> On Oct 11, 2021, at 5:37 PM, Jeannine Carter <jnine28 at gmail.com> wrote:



>> Hi Tweeters,


>> I was sitting at my kitchen table where I watch the birds in our

>> backyard, and this junco immediately caught my eye with its white wing

>> bars. I'm in NW Seattle, and have a ton of Juncos year-round.


>> I'm quite unsure whom I have visiting my yard. Can anyone help me with

>> this ID?


>> Here is the video I took of it at 5pm this evening, so I apologize for

>> the lighting:

>> https://youtu.be/9t7t2jWTMhk


>> Thanks!

>> Jeannine Carter

>> NW Seattle

>> _______________________________________________

>> Tweeters mailing list

>> Tweeters at u.washington.edu

>> http://mailman11.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/tweeters



-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman11.u.washington.edu/pipermail/tweeters/attachments/20211011/c1b597ee/attachment.html>

More information about the Tweeters mailing list