Dark-eyed Junco

Junco on Goldenrod

The Junco is a common bird to the lower mainland of BC, and lives here year round. It is easy to identify by its black head and neck (females will have a lighter black head and neck), dark back, and light grey belly. They are ground feeders, eating plant and grass seeds. They live in conifer and mixed forests, and will overwinter in brushy areas, parks, and gardens. They nest on the ground in wooded areas, and make cuplike nests lined with materials such as, grasses, moss, and pine needles. They lay 3 -6 eggs, that are grey to pale blue with dark spots. They are a common bird around bird feeders.

Junco taking a bath

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