Dark-eyed Junco

Other Names: none

Distribution: northern North America in summer, moving southeast in winter. A nonmigratory population exists in the Pacific Northwest and in the northeastern United States.

Description:

Size: 14-16 cm in length with a 18-25 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Variable and poorly understood. Adults generally have gray heads, necks, and breasts, gray or brown backs and wings, and a white underside. The white outer tail feathers flash distinctively in flight and while hopping on the ground. Juveniles may have dark streaks on the underside. The bill is usually pale pink to off-white and the eyes and legs are black.

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Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Bill Shape
cone
thick billed
Eats
cracked-corn
nut-meats
peanuts
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
long tailed
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
bold
tailstripes
Sounds
twittering
staccato
melodious
Location
ground dwelling
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
agricultural
fir forest
mesquitebosque
riparianorriverforest
savanna
shrubs
Forests
Urban
Grasslands
Color
blackandwhite
brown
gray
white
rust
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
sparrows and allies (New World) - emberizidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species