Description: Gray-headed Juncos are mostly gray with a darker gray head, rust patch on the back and pink beak. All Juncos have white outer tail feathers that can be seen during flight.
Migratory Status: Gray-headed Juncos are year-round residents and the only breeding subspecies of Dark-eyed Junco in Rocky Mountain National Park. During winter and migration, the Oregon and Pink-sided subspecies can also be seen.
Habitat: Live in spruce-fir, ponderosa pine and aspen forests, and in wooded riparian areas to 11,000 feet in summer and 8,000 feet in winter.
Diet: Forage on the ground and eat mostly seeds and some insects.
Last updated: June 11, 2018