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Common Name:Junco, Dark-eyed
Scientific Name:Junco hyemalis
Area:Bullards Beach State Park - Bandon, Oregon
Date:March 7, 2011

Dark-eyed Juncos are members of the Sparrow Family, and are common birds to watch in the winter while they scavenge the ground for food. There are a varied of forms within the species, but in the Northwest Region, the "Oregon Junco" with the black hood is the most common form. They typically build their nest in a small depression on the ground hidden by overhanging vegetation. Four eggs are average with a size of 19 - 14 mm.

Knott Trail, Cottage Grove Ranger District, Umpqua National Forest - - - - - July 5, 2010

Reference:The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley / Birds of the Willamette Valley Region by Nehls, Aversa, & Opperman / The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds by Udvardy / Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America by Kaufman / Peterson Field Guides Western Birds' Nest by Harrison