Tuesday, July 19, 2011
There are fives subspecies comprising the junco hyemalis group. The Oregon-Race is the most widespread in the West, and sports a dark hood with its buffy back, yellow beak, white-streaked tail, and dark eye. Slate colored juncos are uniformly darker while the pink-sided juncos have a rosy tint to their sides. These Oregon-Race juncos prefer the undergrowth, and are very charming companions on a woodland walk.