What type of bird is this?

Mystery Bird

Mystery Bird

These birds have come to our feeder in London Ontario.... similar size to Sparrows.... but can't seem to find any pics that look similar to this bird....


I think you might have a Slate Junco there, they are common at this time of year, they stay throughout the winter, and then they are gone again.

We get them here in St Thomas too, they seem to travel in flocks and when they fly, you can see a flash of black and white as they fly away.

If any of our readers know for sure what this bird is, please let us know!

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May 29, 2017
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What type of bird is this
by: Anonymous

The junco or snowbird we get them here and every time I see them the next day we get snow :( They are also know as snowbirds from Anne Murray's hit song. They are so cute.

Jan 14, 2014
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Junco
by: Kim H

Thanks for the clarification. We also have these lovely little black and white birds that come to our bird feeder and I always wondered what they were.

Jan 26, 2012
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Juncos
by: Marion Figueroa

I am getting a lot of Juncos this year in Barrie,Ontario. My bird seed supplier told me that they forage for food on the ground. That is their habit of eating. Sorry to hear they disappear in the Spring.

Jan 21, 2012
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Junco
by: Robert Girared

This is a typical Junco and I get a lot in my back yard eating the fallen seeds from my feeder.

The Sparrows gobble up the seeds so much that the Juncos stay on the ground and eat what they have dropped!

Jan 20, 2012
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Mystery Bird
by: Anonymous

I have seen something very similar to what has been identified as a Junco. The ones I have been seeing are dark bluish gray with some white feathers in its tail visible only when landing. I don't know much about birds and thought it was a blue-gray Gnat-catcher.

Jan 01, 2012
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Mystery Bird
by: Mary Lynn Horton

Yes, that bird is a Junco.

They come to Niagara too in winter, and then leave in early spring.

We feed them sunflowers seeds and they love to eat the seeds from my garden flowers.

Mary Lynn

Dec 30, 2011
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by: Anonymous

Thanks for the post.... that is what the birds are.....

Dec 30, 2011
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Name of species
by: Marinus Pater

The bird in the picture is a JUNCO.
Very common in winter around Georgetown.
Marinus Pater

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