Junco hyemalis carolinensis

Common Names: Slate-colored junco. dark-eyed junco, winter junco
Category: Birds
Sub-category: American Sparrows, Towhees, Juncos, & Buntings

Slate-colored junco has dark slate-gray head, breast and upperparts and a white belly, but show a confusing amount of variation in plumage details. The bill is usually pale pinkish. Females are brownish gray, sometimes with reddish-brown flanks.

While they can occur year-round in Connecticut, they are most commonly seen in the winter. Typically found near bird feeders, residential areas, and forests.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.