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Dark-eyed junco

Junco hyemalis

Description:

Dark-eyed juncos are small birds that are 12.5 to 16.5 cm long. They weigh about 19 g and have a wingspan of about 23.5 cm. They have a dark gray head, back and breast and a very white belly. Their tails are dark gray on the middle feathers and white on the outside feathers. Dark-eyed juncos have a pink bill and dark eyes. Female dark-eyed juncos are a little bit smaller and browner than males. Young juncos are also browner than males, and they have streaks on their breast.

Habitat:

Dark-eyed juncos are found in woodlands that have openings with a dense layer of plants near the ground. They avoid going deep into forests. Instead, they prefer openings and the edges of forests and woodlands. In winter, they can be found in weedy fields, open woodlands, hedgerows, suburbs, and farmyards. They live between sea level and 3500 meters elevation.

Notes:

Spotted in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, Vancouver island, Canada. (sources: see reference)

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Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Sep 17, 2019
Submitted on Jan 4, 2020

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