dark-eyed junco

noun

Definition of dark-eyed junco

: a common North American junco (Junco hyemalis)

Examples of dark-eyed junco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other birds who have since joined the backyard party: a squeaky, dark-eyed junco pecking for seeds and a pair of mourning doves who are messy eaters but elegant cooers. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Bird-watching in quarantine: How I turned my lonely feeder into a bird hotspot," 14 May 2020 As a result, many of the birds that stayed behind, such as the dark-eyed junco, actually grew in number. Popular Science, "California’s trees could shift as global warming forces birds to move out," 20 Jan. 2020 The squeaking sound draws a few dark-eyed junco birds, one of the refuge’s winter bird species. Kate Magill, Laurel Leader, "Winter brings new chances for a nature escape at Patuxent Research Refuge," 13 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of dark-eyed junco

1974, in the meaning defined above

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26 May 2020

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“Dark-eyed junco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dark-eyed%20junco. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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