General Description: Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis) are small, sexually monomorphic, sparrows. Juncos come in several flavors, but the local flavor has a gray head, reddish back, pink bill, and black tail with white outer tail feathers. Often as they flutter away, all you see are the white, V-shaped tail feathers.
Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Emberizidae.
Favored Habitat: These little birds are winter visitors to the Las Vegas Valley and can be found in urban parks and yards. A few breed in our local mountains, but most breed farther north.
Where to Find: Urban parks and yards during winter, mountains during summer.