Other Names: none
Distribution: extreme southern United States south through Mexico, the Caribbean, and northern South America.
Size: 15-18 cm in length with a 25-29 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Generally brownish grey above and paler below with a scaled breast and neck. The forehead and cheeks are pale pinkish, and the crown and hindneck are scaled bluish-gray. The short rounded tail has a black terminal bar thinning toward the center of the tail, and the outer tail feathers are tipped with white. At rest the wings show dark brownish bars and spots. In flight the bright rufous underwings and black-tipped rufous flight feathers of the upper wings are visible. The legs are pink, the beak is red with a black tip, and the eyes are black.