I love that Juncos come in flavors. Hmmmm, that sorta sounds like a Popsicle, but you know what I mean. Here in the east, we have only one type of Dark-eyed Junco, the Slate-colored one. But in the west, there are several colorful variations: Oregon, Pink-sided, White-winged, Gray-headed and Red-backed.
This one is a Gray-headed Junco. See the reddish back and the soft gray head and chest. The Red-backed Junco is very similar except that the bill is bi-colored. Trust me, I checked out every Junco that was there, probably more than once, trying to make one of these into a Red-backed. But nothing doin’.
Another fun fact, you know that Juncos are actually Sparrows, right?
What kind of Juncos do you have?
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