Can You Identify These Winter Visitors? Test Your ID Skills!

Dark-eyed Junco

Winter Visitor #1

Let’s start with an easy one. Although some varieties of this backyard bird are year-round residents in some parts of North America, it can be found from coast to coast (excluding South Florida) in the winter. Hint: It is colloquially called “snowbird.”

Answer: Dark-eyed junco. All dark-eyed juncos have a white belly and white feathers in the tail. Otherwise, this species looks vastly different across the country. In the East, it is uniformly gray above. In some parts of the West, it can have pink sides, white wing bars, or a red back. In the Far West, it can have a black hood.

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