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Mark S. Szantyr
80. by Mark S. Szantyr on July 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm

In each of the last three winters suspected back-cross Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Juncos X White-throated Sparrows have shown up at my feeder in CT. White in the supraloral area, a ghost of the throat and malar pattern, wing bars, and brownish streaking in the flanks lead me to this conclusion. Several photos in the Community gallery above.

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Citation: Personal Experience. I observe this regularly, highly confident.

Bjorn Hinrichs
reply by Bjorn Hinrichs on July 15, 2011 at 11:19 am

Mark. Thanks for supplying photos in addition to your note. It was helpful to see the detail you reference.

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I am far from the expert on PS Juncos, but separation from Oregon Junco is more challenging than indicated. Some Oregon Juncos can approach GH Juncos in paleness-of-hood, and some Oregon Juncos can also appear to have dark lores at certain angles. GH Junco has more white in tail and is larger than Oregon Junco, and both of these characters should be looked for.

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