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 Post subject: Pink-sided Junco?
PostPosted: Dec 05 7:14 pm 
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This one looked quite different! Pink-sided perhaps or a cross? or??
Abbotsford...Dec 5-2017

ImageJunco Unk1 by BirderBert, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Pink-sided Junco?
PostPosted: Dec 07 11:42 am 
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I think closer to the Gray-headed Junco

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 Post subject: Re: Pink-sided Junco?
PostPosted: Dec 07 1:34 pm 
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I think the lighting is decieving in this image; it looks like a brightish female "Oregon" Dark-eyed Junco. All the field marks are there for this subspecies, and Pink-sided would have a stark contrast in a black face mask to the head, as well as much more intense and a larger patch of peachy-pink on the flanks. Also there would be definition to the greater coverts and wing linings. Grey-headed is completely different and is very light grey overall with grey on the wings, black face mask, shield-like rufous mantle, and NO brownish colour on the flanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Pink-sided Junco?
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It certainly is a lovely photo.


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