white-winged junco

noun

: a large dark-eyed junco that is similar to the slate-colored junco but has two white bars on each wing and is often considered a subspecies (Junco hyemalis aikeni)

Note: The typical range of the white-winged junco encompasses southeastern Montana, western South Dakota, northeastern Wyoming, and northwestern Nebraska.

Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of white-winged junco was in 1885

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“White-winged junco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-winged%20junco. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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