Black Eyed Junco

Black Eyed Junco



Identification


Male: The male Junco is dark charcoal overall with a white belly; short sharp bill is pale yellow with black at the end; feet and legs are dark grey; the tail has white outer feathers that can be seen in flight. Stands approximately 5 1/2-6 1/4" or 14-16 cm tall.

Female: The female's colors may be slightly paler than the male's. Stands approximately 5 1/2-6 1/4" or 14-16 cm tall.

Voice: Their song is a trill in short phrases. Calls are tsip, zeet, or keew keew.

Food: Their diet consists of a variety of insects, weed seeds, and wild fruit.

Nest/Eggs: Their nests are large and compact built with grass, rootlets, and lined with hair, concealed low to or on the ground. 4-5 eggs.

Did you know? Although there are many different sub-species, the slate-coloured species is the only one found in this region.