Yellow-eyed Junco

Junco phaeonotus

16 cm (6") Locally common in high mountains of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. Coniferous and pine-oak forests above 1600 meters (5,000 ft.)

Gray head and rump. Bright rusty-red back. Bright yellow eyes. Pale gray throat, breast, and sides. White belly. Told from similar Gray-headed form of the Dark-eyed Juncos by its light eye.

Song: variable series of whistles and trills.