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Dark-eyed Junco

Junco hyemalis


Found on my back porch at the feeder. White belly, dark top, light beak.


Edge of the woods, NE Pennsylvania.


williefromwi 8 years ago

Juncos tend to be ground feeders but will also use elevated feeders and will even use suet feeders when the temperatures are extremely cold. I have juncos feed on the sides of trees in my yard. I place suet in the tree cavities that woodpeckers have already made. I get the juncos and other birds digging out the suet like a woodpecker would do when the temperatures are extremely cold ( which they are this winter in my part of the world).

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

My Juncos have been everywhere this year, on the feeders both flat and vertical and on the deck and ground. It is more normal to see them on the ground.

williefromwi 8 years ago

Your bird is a Dark-eyed Junco. I am very certain of that!
I have provided you with a link to learn more about this little bird who often times is seen feeding on the ground rather then at a feeder.

Gina423 8 years ago

I thought it was a junco too, but I'm not a bird expert. The bird was normal sized, but the birds that frequent my yard are on the plump side, since we have a lot of feeders.

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 8 years ago

How big is this bird? It looks like a junco, except giant.

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Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Dec 31, 2013
Submitted on Dec 31, 2013

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