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NEWS: Nunavut June 10, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Photo: Dark-eyed junco visits Iqaluit

NUNATSIAQ NEWS
Here’s another unusual summer visitor to Iqaluit: a slate-coloured junco, one of a pair spotted on the morning of June 10. Also known as “dark-eyed junco” this bird is a member of the sparrow family and normally inhabits forested areas of North America, where they search for food on the forest floor. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology says their normal summer range in eastern North America usually extends only to mid-northern Quebec, Labrador and northern Ontario. (PHOTO COURTESY OF FIONA HUNT)
Here’s another unusual summer visitor to Iqaluit: a slate-coloured junco, one of a pair spotted on the morning of June 10. Also known as “dark-eyed junco” this bird is a member of the sparrow family and normally inhabits forested areas of North America, where they search for food on the forest floor. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology says their normal summer range in eastern North America usually extends only to mid-northern Quebec, Labrador and northern Ontario. (PHOTO COURTESY OF FIONA HUNT)

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