Scientific Name:Junco hyemalis. Family: Finch. Length: 6-1/4 inches. Wingspan: 9-1/4 inches Distinctive Markings:Black back with white belly. Nest: Cup-shaped, nests on ground. Lays 4 to 6 eggs. Song: Trills vary in pitch and tempo, from dry notes to tingling sounds. Habitat: Near feeders, forests and bogs. Diet: Seeds, nuts and grains in winter; insects, berries and grass seeds in summer Backyard Favorites: Birdseed and cracked corn scattered on ground.