Dark-eyed junco

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Dark-eyed junco (Passeriformes: Emberizidae: Junco hyemalis) photographed 03/14/2013 near Clayton, Michigan.

During the winter dark-eyed juncos (Passeriformes: Emberizidae: Junco hyemalis) occupy a wide variety of habitats across most of the United States. Here in southeast Michigan I often see them hopping across lawns, fields, and other open areas foraging for seeds. In the summer they retreat into the coniferous forests of the Appalachians, Rockies, and Canada to breed. In warmer months they also supplement their seed-heavy diets with insects and other invertebrates.

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About Jeremy Sell

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