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Dark-eyed junco - (Junco hyemalis)

 Dark-eyed junco

Size: 6.25 inches
Overall Color: gray
Occurrence: town
Diet: seeds
Nest: cup on ground
Field Identification: dark head, neck;reddish brown back and sides, dark eye
Season: winter

Dark-eyed junco
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae (sparrows)
Genus: Junco
species: hyemalis

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