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LANGLE FLORES, Alfonso; BARBA ROBERT, Eugenia María  and  REYES MAGALLANES, Amanda. Winter status of the Dark-eyed Junco in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Huitzil [online]. 2011, vol.12, n.1, pp. 5-8. ISSN 1870-7459.

During the winter 2007-2008 we captured three individuals of the Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis. The birds were captured 600 kilometres south of their winter distribution, in a fir forest (Abies religiosa) of the Nevado de Colima, Jalisco. In the same site, in 1959, W.J. Schaldach collected a J. hyemalis specimen; however, this record went unnoticed until now by bird checklists of Jalisco. We describe the vegetation structure of the study site, the features of the captured birds and we discuss other potential zones of Mexico where the Dark-eyed Junco might spend the winter season.

Keywords : Dark-eyed Junco; Abies religiosa; unnoticed record.

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