dark-eyed junco

noun

: a common North American junco (Junco hyemalis)

Examples of dark-eyed junco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bertha Masuda has a new self-help guru: a dark-eyed junco bird. Elizabeth Bernstein, WSJ, 25 July 2023 Three common terns and a common loon at the Hobbs Brook Reservoir, a common loon at Flint’s Pond in Lincoln, and an out of season dark-eyed junco in Arlington. Isabela Rocha, BostonGlobe.com, 8 July 2023 This is actually the second dark-eyed junco nest in our yard this summer. oregonlive, 2 July 2023 Also, three indigo buntings and a dark-eyed junco. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Sep. 2022 Take a look at this dashing dandy (i.e. dark-eyed junco). James Carlton, Discover Magazine, 6 Sep. 2013 For example, the house finch almost always dominates the purple finch, and the purple finch almost always dominates the dark-eyed junco, but when house finch and junco face off directly, the junco often dominates. Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2021 In North America, researchers found that the dark-eyed junco bird species also experienced an increase in bill size. Greta Bjornson, PEOPLE.com, 8 Sep. 2021 In North America, dark-eyed junco saw similar increases in bill size. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dark-eyed junco was in 1974

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“Dark-eyed junco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dark-eyed%20junco. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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