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Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus)
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Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus)

General Description: Yellow-eyed Juncos (Junco phaeonotus) are small, sexually monomorphic, sparrows with a bright yellow eye. The head and body are gray, the face is black, the back is reddish, the bill is pink, and dark tail has white outer tail feathers. Often as they flutter away, all you see are the white, V-shaped tail feathers.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Emberizidae.

Favored Habitat: Middle and higher elevation mountains in Mexico and Central America; plus the extension of these mountains into southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. Winter at lower elevations in the same mountains.

Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus)

Where to Find: Don't look for Yellow-eyed Juncos around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them in southeastern Arizona and southward into central America. Madera Canyon, south of Tucson, and the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona are good places to find this species.

Comments:

Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus) If you were a tasty bug or a little seed, this might be the last face you ever see!
Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus)
Notice the gray body, reddish-brown back, and yellow eye
Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus)
Yellow-eyed Junco; note the black around the eye
Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus) Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus)
Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus)
Yellow-eyed Junco; Madera Canyon, Arizona
Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus)
Yellow-eyed Junco; Madera Canyon, Arizona
Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus)
Yellow-eyed Junco; Portal, Arizona
Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus)
Yellow-eyed Junco; Portal, Arizona
Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus)
Yellow-eyed Junco; Portal, Arizona
Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus)
Yellow-eyed Junco; Portal, Arizona
Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus)
Yellow-eyed Junco; Portal, Arizona
Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus)
Yellow-eyed Junco; Portal, Arizona

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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