Dark eyed Juncos are neat, even flashy little sparrows that flit about forest floors of the western mountains and Canada, then flood the rest of North America for winter. They are easy to recognize with their crisp (though extremely variable) markings and the bright white tail feathers. Juncos will flock to the feeders and commonly feed at the ground underneath the feeders.

Their food preferences include mixed seed, black oil and hulled sunflower, millet, nyjer and especially corn products. They tend to visit hopper or platform feeders.

Thank you to The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Orthinology, Ithaca, New York who provided the picture and audio.