Dark-eyed Junco Images and Information:
- Dark-eyed Juncos are medium sized sparrows that always have stout, pink bills, rounded heads and white outer edges to their tails. Geographically they have color variation. Mostly Dark-eyed Juncos are gray or brown, some have rufous and pink colors in addition to the grays and browns.
- Dark-eyed Juncos are migratory. Some are year round residents in their range but will move to lower elevations during the winter and then move higher during the breeding season.
- Dark-eyed Juncos prefer forests of conifers and mixed woods from sea level to elevations of more than 11,000 feet during their breeding season. During the nonbreeding season they frequent fields, parks, roadsides, and yards and gardens.
- Dark-eyed Juncos eat small insects, berries, fruits and seeds.
- Dark-eyed Juncos lay 3 to 6 eggs which hatch in 11 to 13 days. The female incubates and they are monogamous.
- A group of sparrows can be called a “flutter”, “ubiquity”, “crew” or a “quarrel” of sparrows.
- Dark-eyed Juncos are often called “snow birds”.
- Dark-eyed Juncos can live to be more than 11 years of age.
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