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Dark Eyed Junco


Dark Eyed Junco
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Copyright: Manoj Krishna (manoj85) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 11] (126)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL XSi 450D, Sigma APO DG 70-300 1:4-5.6 Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-29 15:38
Viewed: 3371
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Dark-eyed Junco, one of the most common and familiar North American passerines, occurs across the continent from northern Alaska south to northern Mexico. It is familiar because of its ubiquity, abundance, tameness, and conspicuous ground-foraging winter flocks, which are often found in suburbs (especially at feeders), at edges of parks and similar landscaped areas, around farms, and along rural roadsides and stream edges.
The species is important in ecological research, both theoretical and applied. Theoreticians testing hypotheses such as those concerning resource use, habitat partitioning, and community structure regularly rely on junco data, and conservation biologists and forest managers turn to junco.
Source : Cornell


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