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Juncos

Dark-eyed Junco (2010)

Dark-eyed Junco (2010)

The Dark-eyed Juncos are birds that live in Maine all year. Ground feeders, they are most often noticed in winter in small flocks under bird feeders. They especially like seeds that fall from the feeders.

In summer they tend to stay in coniferous (pine, spruce) forests.

The male is slate-gray with a white belly; the female is tan to brown wit a white belly.

Juncos are found all over the United States and Canada.  Though they vary in appearance, they also interbreed when coming in contact with other Juncos.  So, they are now considered one species.

Dark-eyed JuncoDark-eyed Junco song.


Dark-eyed Junco (2010)

Dark-eyed Junco (2010)

Dark-eyed Junco (2010)

Dark-eyed Junco (2010)






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