white-winged junco

noun

Definition of white-winged junco

: 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.

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First Known Use of white-winged junco

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“White-winged junco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-winged%20junco. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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