Size: 5 1/2"
Male: (Shown) A round, dark-eyed bird with a slate gray or charcoal chest, head, and back. White belly. Ivory-to-pink bill. Since the outermost tail feathers are white, tail appears as a white V in flight.
Female: Similar to male, with a tan-to-brown chest.
Juvenile: Similar to female, but with a streaked head and breast.
Nest: Female and male build cup nest. Two broods per year.
Eggs: 3-5; white with reddish brown markings
Incubation: 12-13 days; female incubates
Fledging: 10-13 days; male and female feed young
Migration: The Dark-eyed Junco is a migrator and can be found in St. Charles County during the winter months.
Food: Seeds, insects, and will come to seed feeders.