April 14, 2018 • Leave a Comment
Over the next couple of weeks, I'm going to share some images of some of Yellowstone's lesser noticed inhabitants. Yellowstone National Park isn't known as a birder's paradise and usually only the larger species get any attention. That's certainly understandable as most people who visit want to see bears, bison, wolves, and other large mammals. But with the park's summer season starting in less than a week, I thought showing some photos of the smaller but certainly equally beautiful creatures would be fun. This image shows a Dark Eyed Junco perched in an aspen tree. Juncos come in a wide variety of color patterns but all are considered Dark Eyed Juncos. Along the Rockies and further west, a color variation called the "Oregon" Junco is common and is seen here. The dark head and brownish body with white breast make the Oregon Junco stand apart from other color variations.
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