Other Names: none
Distribution : dry prairieland of the American Midwest, north to Alberta and south to Texas.
Size: 14-17 cm in length.
Plumage: Adults have a streaked back and a white tail with a dark tip. Breeding males have black undersides, a chestnut neck, a yellow throat and a black crown. Females and non-breeding males have light brown underparts, a dark crown, brown wings and may have some chestnut on the neck. The beak is white and the eyes and legs are black.