Junco hyemalis: Dark-eyed junco

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The dark-eyed junco [Junco hyemalis] is the best-known species of the juncos, a genus of small grayish American sparrows. This bird is common across much of temperate North America and in summer ranges far into the Arctic.

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Adults generally have gray heads, necks, and breasts, gray or brown backs and wings, and a white belly, but show a confusing amount of variation in plumage details. The white outer tail feathers flash distinctively in flight and while hopping on the ground. The bill is usually pale pinkish.

Photos: Chamblee, GA, USA [20160102]

Source: Wikipedia

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