Height is 20.3 cm. Wingspan is 33 cm. Body is a dull gray-brown all over. Some birds have a buff wash on the breast. They have indistinct wingbars and a very distinct crest. The lower mandible is bright orange.
Found at elevations over 6,500' in Arizona and New Mexico. Breeds in central and Northern Mexico, southeast and central Arizona, and southwest New Mexico. Rare in western Texas, southern California, and southern Nevada. Found year round in central and southern Mexico south through Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
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