Tuesday, January 19, 2010

White-tailed Junco

We've had this white-tailed "Oregon" Junco in our backyard the last couple of days.  I've tried and tried to get a great photo, but this is the best yet.  That solid white tail really stands out and is quite beautiful.

Junco's are known for their white edge dark middle tail feather pattern.  This little guy either was missing his middle tail feathers or he has a dose of leucism that shows up in the tail feathers...or perhaps it is the mysterious new species the "White-tailed Junco"!


  1. Is this indeed a junco? I have two of this very bird in the backyard. It looks like a junco, but doesn't SOUND like one.

  2. Today I got a great photo of a white tailed Junco...live in Bethany area of Portland, out Hwy 26----cant figure out how to post a photo here???

  3. I saw this bird in my yard today in the Bend area (La Pine). Looks like a junco, but has a pure white tail.