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Dark-eyed junco gleaning a leaf

Did you know that dark-eyed junco is the most common bird in North America?


Dark-Eyed Juncos
a Glance

Dark-eyed junco in a tree

Key Features:

Dark-eyed juncos are gray or brown with pink beaks and white outer tail feathers.

Least Concern - Population Stable


Fields, forests, gardens, and parks

nesting habits:

Dark-eyed juncos build their nests In depressions, in: the ground, rocks, upturned trees, tangled roots, under buildings, hanging pots, or light fixtures out of ferns, grass, hair, leaves, moss, rootlets, and twigs.

seasons dark-eyed juncos are active in our area:



Seeds and some insects

hunting Behavior:

Dark-eyed juncos forage by hopping on the ground.

Commonly Confused With:

Dark-Eyed Juncos and Eastern Phoebes

Mourning warbler standing on a branch

Dark-eyed juncos are often confused with adult male mourning warblers.

Eastern phoebe looking around from its perch above water

Dark-eyed juncos are often confused with eastern phoebes because bot are plump gray birds.

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