Watch our Penguin Cam

Penguins Rock Web Cam
The Penguins’ Rock cam is live, 24-7. So chill out for awhile and enjoy the waddling, diving, splashing and swimming at the Tennessee Aquarium.


Dark-eyed Junco

Junco hyemails 

ON EXHIBIT:  Cove Forest at River Journey

Dark-eyed Junco

They rarely build a nest in shrubs or trees, but rather create a cup-shaped depression on the ground with a slight overhang of grasses. They often prefer to hop on the ground when foraging, rather than walk.

Populations are fine - no real threats. This bird does well in the winter and the snow.

Fan Photo

Send us your fan photo of this animal

About This Animal

SIZE   6.25 inches

RANGE  Common during the winter over most of the United States; spends summers in Canada and Alaska

HABITAT  Forests and woodlands during the summer months, edges of forests and brushy fields in the winter

DIET  Feeds mainly on seeds, with a few spiders and insects as well; young are fed all insects