Shoveler26

Junco Subspecies

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Hey guys,

I am going to make a topic, were you could talk about the Junco Subspecies, and post pictures if you like. I also would like for people to talk about the ranges of the subspecies. There was a Definate Pink sided junco at Eagle creek park today *no pictures* but it is going to be reported. I saw one that I got confirmed by an Ornithologist......... He did say "we only get them every couple of years and are rare but we do get them."

this is a 1st winter female Pink Sided Junco:

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And here is a male 1st Winter Slate colored for comparison:

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Also if any of you have data on Junco subspecies in the east please share them in this Thread.

Thanks,

Shoveler26

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Oh and I forgot to add, please but pictures of the western junco subspecies as well! :)

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not sure on this one a female but its hard for me to tell not much white on belly for slate colored and not brown on back like the pink sided and the oregon female. maybe a grey headed female?

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this is a grey headed male with the rusty patch on its back

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and a pink sided think its a male with that much pink on sides?

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I saw this one last month, in So. Calif. Usually the head is very black.

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That would be a Pink Sided female notice the brownish on the head, like in my picture. Nice shot! Today I might go back to the spot were they reported a Male Pink Sided junco at Eagle creek park, Indiana.

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Here is another subspecies that Indiana int he winter months gets,

Cassiar Junco (A subspecies of the Slate colored)

Here is a bad picture of the male

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Here is a photo of a female Cassiar at my house,

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Notice the female has a duller pink on color on the sides, than the female Pink-sided

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Guess not...I don't see an attachment icon.

I'll try again...

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I can see it now! Yep a Perfect Oregan Race Junco!

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not sure on this one a female but its hard for me to tell not much white on belly for slate colored and not brown on back like the pink sided and the oregon female. maybe a grey headed female?

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This looks like a Cassiar, Cassiar juncos winter in the east, but are most commonly found mixed in with Oregon races in the west

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First off, I'm pretty sure that totah sam's is a female Oregan, and I think that DK's is a female Slate-colored.

I've got a few sub-species I'll post later. . .

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I think you may be right, the Pinkish Flanks are leading me towards "Cassiar" but I agree..... maybe a first winter female Slate colored

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i imagine this is a oregon type male junco even though not as distinct changes in color and being in direct sunlight appears lighter than normal on back?

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a diferent oregon lighter color hood and more brown on back Maybe a young male or a female?

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A couple DE Juncos from my yard, on two different days.

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The first one looks like a Female Oregon, and the second pic looks like a Male Oregon! Awesome birds.

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