Maryland Birds

ADW: Junco hyemalis: INFORMATION

Louis City Ste. If you find the information on BirdWeb useful, please consider supporting Seattle Audubon. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. This subspecies is essentially rather light gray on top with a rusty back.

To cite this page: Passerine birds are divided into two suborders, the suboscines and the oscines. Yellow-eyed Junco.

Bird of the Month: Dark-eyed junco

Females do not need to compete for territories in the spring and can take their time returning. Ground-nesting birds, their eggs, and their young are vulnerable to a host of predators. Dark-eyed juncos Junco hyemalis possess considerable variation in song. However, some populations, particularly several montane subspecies, are sedentary or partially migratory.

Juncos can be found throughout North America and were recently estimated to have a population of about million.

Dark-Eyed Junco

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Wikispecies has information related to Junco hyemalis. During the breeding season, they eat mostly insects.

Dark-eyed junco - Wikipedia

They are found from sea level to meters. They are occasionally parasitized by brown-headed cowbirds Molothrus ater. They may also rush at or peck at subordinate birds in order to chase them away. The film truly was fascinating and while I have always liked the little junco especially when it is one of the only birds around on winter bird walks , my appreciation for them grew even more after having watched the film.

Winter flocks tend to be small, typically 15 to 25 individuals. Tree Growth Info.

Winter Lovers: Dark Eyed Junco Michigan Nature Association

National Audubon Society, There are no known adverse affects of dark-eyed juncos on humans. Juncos can have broods per year. Familial ties.

The nest is a cup made of grass, moss, lichen, rootlets, twigs, and bark fiber, and is lined with fine grass, hair, or feathers. Dark-eyed Junco. Knopf, New York, pp. Is that a chicken? We protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife of the state. During courtship, male juncos will perform a small display to show off their wings and tail while also offering nest materials to potential mates. Juncos also eat insects that humans may consider pests.