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 Some birds, like the pine warbler, the chipping sparrow, and the dark-eyed junco — which all produce loud, musical trills — have similar-sounding songs. BostonGlobe.com, 23 Apr. 2021 Even if there is no snow on the ground, winter walks mean encounters with beloved birds, such as the dark-eyed junco, that only appear this time of year. Jen Rose Smith, CNN, 13 Nov. 2020 The dark-eyed junco is a common spring and fall migrant throughout Minnesota, and a common winter visitor in the southern part of the state. Jim Gilbert, Star Tribune, 15 Oct. 2020 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, 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, 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, 13 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of dark-eyed junco

1974, in the meaning defined above

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1 May 2021

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“Dark-eyed junco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dark-eyed%20junco. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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