[Tweeters] Partially Leucistic Dark-eyed Junco

Carla Corin cw_corin at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 6 14:53:01 PST 2009



We have a junco identical to that that's been visiting our yard and feeder since last summer. We wondered if he was a cross between a dark-eyed junco and white-crowned sparrow, but as with John's junco, everything about the rest of the plumage is normal.

Carla Corin
cw_corin at hotmail.com
Oak Harbor, WA

Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 20:16:40 +0000
From: johntubbs at comcast.net
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Partially Leucistic Dark-eyed Junco



Hi everyone,



Yesterday, one of the (Oregon) Dark-eyed Juncos that visited our feeders had unique plumage characteristics. The bird's cheeks, on both side of the head, consisted of white patches. I had very good binoc looks to confirm that it wasn't discoloration from something else. Everything else about the bird's plumage coloration and markings was normal.



John Tubbs

johntubbs at comcast.net

Snoqualmie, WA




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