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    Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

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    Overview

    Until recently, the Oregon Junco and the Slate-colored Junco were considered separate species. A third form was the White-winged Junco found in a limited range in the West. All three are now believed to be races of a single species and have been “lumped” under the name, Dark-eyed Junco. A fourth form, the Gray-headed (Junco coniceps), common in the Southwest, is still treated as a full species.

    Length: 5 – 6.5 inches

    Habitat: Coniferous and mixed forests; forest edges and at feeders (winter)

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