Identifying the Dark Eyed Junco
- Slate Colored mostly grey with white belly
- Medium Sized Sparrow
- Round Head
- Small pale bill
- Prominent white outer tail feathers
In my back yard they usually are found beneath the feeders picking up seeds that have fallen when other birds have been at the feeders. Here is a photo taken on a snowy morning when two Junco's decided to stop at a feeder. The ground was covered with snow and there weren't any other birds around to knock food off the feeders so they had to go get their own. Later in the day when more other types of birds were around they were again on the ground pecking away at fallen seeds.
The females usually have between 3-5 eggs at a time and they are incubated by the female for 12-13 days. The baby birds are ready to leave their nest in 9-13 days.
- Cornell Lab of Ornithology online
- Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America by Jonathan Alderfer and Paul Hess
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