Dark-Eyed Junco

Although there are five forms of the Dark-Eyed Junco, they have some similar features, including the plain feathers, dark hood, and white tail feathers. These birds generally weigh about half an ounce to an ounce.

Each of the five different kinds of Dark-Eyed Juncos can be found in differing forest or woodland locations throughout its habitat.

Food Preferences

Food Preferences of the Dark-Eyed Junco

All of the kinds of dark-Eyed Juncos eat mainly seeds and insects, foraging their food from the ground in their respective habitats.

During the winter, when they generally reside in suburban areas, parks, and gardens, they will seek their food from bird feeders and are a common sight at many of these feeders.


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