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Dark-eyed Junco
(Junco hyemalis)

   
        
Dark-eyed Junco
 
Dark-eyed Junco Information

Length: 5 - 6.5"

Habitat:
Breeding habitat: Edges of coniferous and mixed forests, forest clearings, open woodlands, burned-over areas, wooded borders of streams.

Winter habitat: Weedy fields, brushy areas, roadsides, hedgerows, open woodlands, residential areas.

Diet: Weed seeds and grass seeds; insects, including caterpillars, ants, grasshoppers, and beetles; spiders; some wild fruits.
 
Identification tips for the Dark-eyed Junco
 
Range Map:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Dark-eyed Junco Winter Map    
     
Winter Map (CBC)       
 
Additional Information:
Chipper Woods Bird Observatory
Detailed photos taken as the birds were banded. Description, nesting behavior, banding recoveries, and conservation status.
 
     
   

 

 


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