Whitewing Junco

Junco aikeni

Juncos occupy the same sacrificial altar among birds as Brer Rabbit does in the animal world. They are gentle, a little slow in perceiving danger, and receive special attention from smaller hawks, especially the Sharp-shins.

Although keeping well ahead of real winter, Juncos can endure keen cold and are wise enough to seek farm homes when snow covers the seed supply.

In April their sweet, even trill is one of the characteristic bird voices.


Birds and Trees of North America
Volume 9
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