Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Dark-eyed Junco
Junco hyemalis
Location: Ground around yews and feeder
A widespread and common small sparrow, the Dark-eyed Junco is most familiar as a winter visitor to bird feeders. It comes in several distinctly different looking forms, but all are readily identified as "juncos" by their plain patterning, dark hood, and white outer tail feathers.
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Genus: Junco (Juncos)
Family: Emberizidae (sparrows, buntings, juncos, larkspurs)
Order: Passeriformes (perching birds)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Phylum/Division: Chordata (Spinal chorded)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)