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Anna Miller

St. Louis, MO, USA

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This junco had two pearly gray masses, one on either side of his face. He didn’t act sick or anything but I didn’t know what these were.

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Junco With Facial Masses

This junco had two pearly gray masses, one on either side of his face. He didn’t act sick or anything but I didn’t know what these were.

One reply on “Junco with facial masses”

Heidi Faulkner, Project Assistant says:

Hello Anna, it is possible that these may actually be engorged ticks, as many birds who forage in leaf litter tend to pick up ticks that attach to their face.

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