Dark-eyed Junco

Junco hyemalis Order: Passeriformes Family: Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Junco hyemalis Order: Passeriformes Family: Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)

This sparrow, nicknamed the “snow bird,” has distinctive white outer tail feathers that are conspicuous when the bird flies away. A ground feeder, it’s drawn to feeding stations in large numbers during migration and winter, especially when white millet or sunflower is scattered on the ground.

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