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Dark-eyed Junco
(Junco hyemalis)

Dark-eyed Junco
Dark-eyed Junco Information

Length: 5 - 6.5"

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
Songs and calls of Dark-eyed Junco
Preferred Bird Feeder Food

Juncos favor millet, black oil sunflower hearts, and cracked corn. They also eat whole sunflower seeds, nyjer seed, and oats (uncooked).

This bird feeds on the ground or from a platform feeder.
Range Map:
Dark-eyed Junco Winter Map    
Winter Map (CBC)       
Additional Information:
Dark-eyed Junco
Facts about the habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, and migration of this bird. Includes photos, range map and sounds. (From Audubon Field Guide)
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