Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
This bird is a medium, sparrow-size bird. They are generally grey or brown with a grey to black hood, white belly, dark-eyes and pink legs. When it flies, it is easy to see the white outer tail feather.
They feed mainly on the ground, eating grass and weed seeds. Will do a great job of cleaning up the seeds on the ground beneath your bird feeders. You can attract them best with a tray or platform style feeder.
The male and female look almost the same. The female may be slightly paler and browner.
The Junco nests in depressions on the ground near tall vegetation. It uses grass, moss, pine needles and rootlets for nest construction. The clutch contains 3 to 6 eggs and incubation lasts 12 to 13 days.
Dark eyed juncos are one of the most cutest little birds to visit our backyard feeders. Unfortunately not everyone gets to see them. If you are fortunate enough to see them in your yard please tell us about them.
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