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Dark-eyed Junco

Posted by Administrator on 2/5/2012 to Featured Favorite Bird
Dark-eyed Junco
 
■  The Dark-eyed Junco is one of the most common birds in North America and can be found coast to coast and from Alaska to Mexico. A recent estimate set the Junco’s total population at approximately 630 million.
 
■  The oldest recorded Dark-eyed Junco was 11 years, 4 months old.
 
■  Dark-eyed Juncos breed in forests across much of North America and at elevations ranging from sea level to more than 11,000 feet.
 
■  Dark-eyed Juncos are primarily seed-eaters. At feeders they seem to prefer millet over sunflower seeds. During breeding season, they also eat insects.
 
■  The Junco clutch size is 3-6 eggs. They have 1-3 broods. Incubation period is 12-13 days. Nesting period is 10-13 days. Egg description is white, gray, pale bluish white, or pale-greenish white speckled with brown, gray and green.