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#1 lyssa

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:56 AM

So I saw this little guy in a park near San Francisco, CA at about 2:30 PM. I couldn't find anything that matched in my field guide. I would appreciate any insight you might have.

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#2 ColoTomo

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:37 AM

Seems to be an odd-looking Dark-eyed Junco, female . Oregon subspecies? light colored bill, you can see the white in the outer tail feathers. These are some key field marks, because there is a lot of variation possible with Dark-eyed Junco
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:06 AM

Agree with dark-eyed junco

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#4 TheBillyPilgrim

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

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You've got the "Oregon" subspecies of Dark-Eyed Junco.

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#5 lyssa

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:33 PM

Thanks you guys!

That's funny because I saw a Black phoebe in the same park. Now I have to go back and check that it really was a phoebe and not a junco.





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