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.
del Junco is a Spanish surname meaning “from the reeds”. The most notable family with this name is the Rodrigo del Junco family which originally came from Asturias, Spain. In the 16th century they immigrated to St. Augustine, Florida and then in the mid 17th century to Matanzas, Cuba. Their home in Matanzas was the Palacio de Junco and is now a museum. They also owned the Palmar de Junco where in 1874, the first game of baseball was played in Cuba. The Matanzas del Junco family have a large crypt in the Necropolis de San Carlos Borromeo.
Tirso Del Junco (born April 20, 1925) is an American politician who served as chair of the Republican Party of California, and the head of the University of California board of regents. He is also a former Olympic rower and a medical doctor.
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.
The Guadalupe junco (Junco insularis) is a bird endemic to Guadalupe Island off Pacific Mexico. Many taxonomic authorities classified it in 2008 as asubspecies of the dark-eyed junco. In 2016, it was classified as full species.
"Junco Partner" is a blues song first recorded by James Waynes in 1951. It has been recorded and revised by many other artists over several decades, including Louis Jordan, Michael Bloomfield, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, James Booker, Hugh Laurie, and The Clash. It has been covered in various genres of music including blues, folk, rock, reggae, and dub.