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BIRDS

Dark-eyed Junco

Junco hyemails 

ON EXHIBIT:  Cove Forest at River Journey

Dark-eyed Junco

FUN FACTS
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.

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


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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