Taken on Mt Lemmon, Tucson,AZ 2008
FEATURED in Just Pure Nature. on January 28th, 2010
Though Yellow-eyed Junco are similar to Dark-eyed Junco’s in habitat and habit’s, they differ in it’s song and it’s yellow eyes. Yellow-eyed Juncos’ walks or shuffles instead of hops. This species of found mostly at elevations of about 6,000ft in coniferous or mixed forests with underbrush and open areas: no other juncos nest in its range in Arizona.
In winter it gathers in small groups, probably composed of families, that frequent parking lots and picnic areas.
VOICE is a rich, sweet, towheelike trill, quite variable, but usually introduced by several notes and sometimes closing with a second trill or set ot notes on different pitch.