Perching

Dark-eyed Junco

Junco hyemalis
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Length: 5 in. (16 cm )
Calculated to be the second most common land bird in North America, during the winter the Dark-eyed Junco is readily seen. It usually travels in small flocks and associates with other species of small birds. It is also a frequent visitor to seed feeders. During the summer pairs occupy territories in open coniferous and deciduous forest. Its nest is in a protected depression on the forest floor and lined with grass, moss and twigs. The young are fed insects. Several distinctive color forms nest in different parts of North America, but in the winter, junco flocks can often have representatives of several geographic forms together.

The four-digit banding code is DEJU.

Male | Oliver Niehuis


Agricultural

Fir forest

Mesquite bosque

Riparian / River forest

Savanna

Shrubs
Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Dark-eyed Junco
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 11, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/dark-eyed-junco

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Dark-eyed Junco. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 11, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/dark-eyed-junco

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Dr. Biology. "Dark-eyed Junco". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/dark-eyed-junco

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Dr. Biology. "Dark-eyed Junco". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 11 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/dark-eyed-junco

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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