Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dark-Eyed Junco

Full View
Side Profile Catching those Dark Eyes
Other Side Profile
Showing Tail Feathers
Side Profile
Another Side Profile
This View Shows Buff Underside
A member of the sparrow family these birds are not so much black as a slate gray with a buff breast. In comparison to the black of a crow or raven, the crows have much more blue in their plumage. The females are more a brownish slate gray than the male.These birds are much harder, in my experience, to find than other members of the sparrow family. I was quite pleased to get these photos because of their reticence to stay around if disturbed.

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