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NMZephers

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Hi; 

I am new to birding and have placed a Camera near our bird feeder to capture birds on film so I can more easily identify the birds that stop by.  I have managed to identify most but the attached two which I think are the same species can can’t. Can someone help? 

The first two pics are the same bird.

NMZephers

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Welcome to WhatBird! Looks like some kind of Towhee maybe? But I'm not up on them, so wait for other opinions. Have fun with your feeder cam!

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These are Dark-eyed Juncos.  The first two photos show the "Gray-headed" subspecies, and the last looks to be a "Pink-sided" Junco. 

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12 minutes ago, IvoryBillHope said:

These are Dark-eyed Juncos.  The first two photos show the "Gray-headed" subspecies, and the last looks to be a "Pink-sided" Junco. 

I agree

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36 minutes ago, Aveschapines said:

Oh, so different from the Juncos (Yellow-Eyed) I see here occasionally. Is the white tail feather leucism?

No, that's actually an important field mark for the species. 

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2 hours ago, Aveschapines said:

Oh, so different from the Juncos (Yellow-Eyed) I see here occasionally. Is the white tail feather leucism?

Agreed

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2 hours ago, IvoryBillHope said:

These are Dark-eyed Juncos.  The first two photos show the "Gray-headed" subspecies, and the last looks to be a "Pink-sided" Junco. 

That's what I meant to agree on. Sorry.

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11 minutes ago, NMZephers said:

Thanks everyone. Same species different varieties. I saw these two today. Last two pics are the same bird.  

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The first one is 'Oregon'   The second and third are 'Slate'

 

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On 12/30/2017 at 12:09 PM, IvoryBillHope said:

These are Dark-eyed Juncos.  The first two photos show the "Gray-headed" subspecies, and the last looks to be a "Pink-sided" Junco. 

Actually, the bill color suggests that those two are Red-backed Juncos, not Gray-headeds, which have pink bills.  Red-backeds have bill coloration like that of Yellow-eyeds.  Red-backed Junco is the breeding form on Mogollon Rim, which extends into New Mexico from Arizona.

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