Length: 5 - 6.5"
Breeding habitat: Edges of coniferous and mixed forests, forest clearings, open woodlands, burned-over areas, wooded borders of streams.
Winter habitat: Weedy fields, brushy areas, roadsides, hedgerows, open woodlands, residential areas.
Diet: Weed seeds and grass seeds; insects, including caterpillars, ants, grasshoppers, and beetles; spiders; some wild fruits.
Juncos favor millet, black oil sunflower hearts, and cracked corn. They also eat whole sunflower seeds, nyjer seed, and oats (uncooked).
This bird feeds on the ground or from a platform feeder.
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)