February 20, 2014

Junco

Junco by ricmcarthur
Junco, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
Dark-eyed Juncos are neat, even flashy little sparrows that flit about forest floors of the western mountains and Canada, then flood the rest of North America for winter.
This one was on the fence at the visitor centre at Rondeau Provincial Park.
The Dark-eyed Junco is a medium-sized sparrow with a rounded head, a short, stout bill and a fairly long, conspicuous tail.
They are ground feeders who hop around looking for seeds.
Junco hyemalis
The oldest recorded Dark-eyed Junco was 11 years 4 months old.

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