(Entry #14) Junco hyemalis - dark-eyed junco. There are multiple different colors; Oregon, slate-colored, and pink-sided are the most common as far as I've seen. They are rare when it is not winter, and they do appear to like to come out on the snow. They often hop around on the snow. In winter they are common/seen easily.
They are small, a little bigger than sparrows according to some sources, and as far as I know they are about as big as a sparrow, maybe more or less. The slate-colored is black/dark gray except for its white belly. Their beaks are a pinkish/orange/gray color sometimes with a black tip. The Oregon dark-eyed juncos are similar, except for their brown backs. Unfortunately pink-sided I have little experience with.
They also have cute little tracks and like parrot food. Anyway, I do not really know any birds that they can easily be mistaken for.
Their sounds I have not yet heard. They may not actually make them here in Oklahoma, at least not very often. I assume, since they are in the sparrow family, that they make little chirpy sounds that are basically impossible to distinguish from other sparrows, like indigo buntings.
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