Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Junco, March 14-15, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
J is for Junco hyemalis - Dark-eyed Junco, a North American migratory bird

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, March 9, 2017

Juncos are grey sparrows with white underparts. They spend the Winter in the southern United States, and go to the northern United States and Canada to breed in the Summer. Here in the southeastern United States they are commonly called 'Snow Birds' for their habit of arriving at the beginning of Winter and leaving in the Spring.

Dark-eyed Juncos, Slate-colored Juncos, Oregon Juncos, and White-winged Juncos were once considered separate species because of differences in coloration, but they are now classified as the same species because they interbreed where their ranges overlap. You may see them on the ground foraging for seeds, beetles, caterpillars, spiders, and ants. You can attract them to your backyard feeders by offering millet seeds.

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  1. Hello, the Junco's are pretty winter birds. I missed my winter birds this year. Great shots. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

  2. They are pretty indeed, never seen them before

    Have a nice ABC-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  3. I love these little guys. They are fun to watch flitting around.

  4. ...snow birds, who can blame them!

  5. Love these little birds, but we almost never get them here.

  6. Lovely photos of the Junco and great post for J ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

  7. Cool info on a bird we shared this week!

  8. What a cute beady eyed little birdie, i've not seen one before,
    thank you for sharing you JOLLy little JUNKET with us.... so cute.
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  9. Joli petit oiseau gris ;-)
    CĂ©line & Philippe

  10. They are pretty little birds...


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