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Cute Baby Wild Birds: Day 1

The Dark-eyed Junco, (Junco hyemalis), is the best-known species of the juncos. This bird is common across much of temperate North America and in summer ranges far into the Arctic.


During the breeding season, Dark-eyed Juncos use a variety of forested habitat, but prefer moist conifer or mixed forests with dense understory and forest openings. During the winter, they can be found in open woodlands and brushy areas including towns, gardens, and shrub-steppe habitat.


Dark-eyed Juncos are flocking birds with a distinct social hierarchy. They forage on the ground in these groups, scratching with their feet to find food. The flash of white tail feathers serve as a signal that alerts members of the flock when one is alarmed.


During the summer, about half of the Dark-eyed Junco's diet is made up of insects and other arthropods, the other half consists of seeds. Th

Added: Jun-6-2011 Occurred On: Jun-4-2011
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