- Megadyptes antipodes
The Yellow-eyed Junco is a small songbird who lives in Mexico and parts of southern Arizona and New Mexico. Like some subspecies of Dark-eyed Juncos, they have grey and rusty plumage. They are named for their yellow eyes, unique in North American junco species.
Yellow-eyed Juncos are part of the sparrow family. They are non-migratory within their range. Their preferred breeding habitat is coniferous forest.
Because of their abundance in their range, and their ability to adapt to captivity, the Yellow-eyed Junco has been extensively studied by ornithologists. This means that much of their life history is well known by science.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 24 October 2010|
|Scientific Name||Junco phaeonotus|
(as of 28 November 2016)
6 to 6.25 inches
|Range||North America Central America South America United States (West)|