Distribution / Habitat
Found in the brush-filled deserts and valleys and drylands of the south-western United States, mainly along the southern border that Arizona and New Mexico shares with Mexico, (the Madrean sky islands, mountain range sky islands of the northern Mexican range: Sierra Madre Occidental).
Measures 23-28 cm (9 to 11 inches) in length, including the long, white-tipped tail. Plumage above is greyish-brown. Paler below with faint dark streaks. The bill is short and the eyes are bright yellow.