Dark-eyed Junco — Junco hyemalis

Order Passeriformes
Family Emberizidae
Genus Junco
Species hyemalis
This slate­gray, hooded, sparrow­shaped bird is characterized by white outer tail feathers that flash conspicuously as it flies away. The bill and belly are whitish. The males have blackish hoods. Females and immature birds are duller and show more brownish color. Juncos nest in Canada and move south in winter into the southern states. They can be found in coniferous or mixed woods, undergrowth, roadsides, brush or bird feeders in winter.
Dark-eyed Junco
© Diane Lepkowski

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