any of several small North American finches of the genus Junco.
- Also called snowbird.
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How to use junco in a sentence
Slightly larger than the common eastern junco, and with two white bars on the wing and more white on the tail.Bird Guide: Land Birds East of the Rockies | Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed
This was the first junco's nest I had ever found, and no one can blame me for feeling gratified with the discovery.Birds of the Rockies | Leander Sylvester Keyser
Before leaving the town, our first gray-headed junco for this expedition was seen.Birds of the Rockies | Leander Sylvester Keyser
The little black-headed snowbird, Thurber's junco, is the most common of all the Tahoe birds.The Lake of the Sky | George Wharton James
The junco's call-notes are a sharp tsip, a contented chew-chew-chew, and a sharp kissing call.What Bird is That? | Frank M. Chapman
British Dictionary definitions for junco
any North American bunting of the genus Junco, having a greyish plumage with white outer tail feathers
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