They do sing!

We have lots of Dark-eyed Juncos in Minnesota during the fall and spring as they are migrating from breeding areas in Canada to wintering sites in Mexico, but they are always mute.  I have never heard a Junco sing, so I was ready to look for a warbler singing a trilling song in Griffith Park the other day, when I discovered it was instead an Oregon Junco.

In fact, they sing a lot during their breeding season!

In fact, they sing a lot during their breeding season!

The western subspecies of Oregon Junco is browner than ours but has the same pink bill and white outer tail feathers as the migrant Juncos that move through the Midwest.  It’s nice to finally hear what they sound like!

2 thoughts on “They do sing!

    • It is strange that we don’t hear juncos sing, because warblers sing on migration. But Juncos are one of the first to arrive here in the spring, so I guess they just aren’t ready to sing yet.

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