The Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) is a species of junco, a group of small, grayish New World sparrows. This bird is common across much of temperate North America and in summer ranges far into the Arctic. It is a very variable species, much like the related fox sparrow (Passerella iliaca), and its systematics are still not completely untangled.
The Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) is a large tyrant flycatcher native to the Americas. The bird is predominantly dark gray with white underbelly and pointed wings. Eastern kingbirds are conspicuous and are commonly found in open areas with scattered trees and bushes, where they perch while foraging for insects. The Eastern kingbird is migratory, with its breeding range spread across North America and its wintering range in Central and South America.
The Junco really doesn’t look like the typical sparrow! What a great shot that is, H.J.
There are many New World sparrows and some of them look very different. Thank you, D. 🙂
And I love learning about them all from you!
Primi piani stupendi, buongiorno,silvia
Grazie mille, cara Silvia. 🙂