bright yellow iris; rufous back; otherwise grey (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)

Yellow-eyed Junco
Junco phaeonotus

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: the range of this bright-eyed species barely extends northward into the United States (in the mountains of southeastern Arizona); no sexual dimorphism.

dorsal view; charcoal grey except for the back (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)

black lores and facial region (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)

typically feeds on the ground (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)

posing for a portrait (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-27)