Laguna, Baja California.
Usually considered conspecific with J. phaeonotus, but differs in its notably paler plumage above and below (2); pale rufous-buff flanks vs undifferentiated from rest of underparts (2); greatly reduced black on face (at least 1); notably smaller size (effect size for male tail vs nominate –4.51, vs J. p. palliatus –4.93, score 2), although not in bill; pleasant tinkling and trilled warble, “strikingly different from mainland Yellow-eyed Juncos”#R#R, so that on published evidence#R the effect size for the number of unique notes is 13 (score 4) and that for repeats per syllable is 5.5 (score 3). Monotypic.
Cape district of S Baja California (W Mexico).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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