A junco /ˈdʒʌŋkoʊ/, genus Junco, is a small North American bird. Junco systematics are still confusing after decades of research, with various authors accepting between three and twelve species. Despite having a name that appears to derive from the Spanish term for the plant genus Juncus (rushes), these birds are seldom found among rush plants, as these prefer wet ground, while juncos like dry soil.
Alejandro Junco de la Vega, born August 28, 1948, in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, is a Mexican journalist. He earned his bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969.
Reynol ("Rey") Junco is an American psychologist and education and social media researcher. He is known for his pioneering work on using social technologies in higher education. He is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.