Other Names: Bluebill
Distribution: Alaska and northern Canada in summer; discontinuously throughout the United States in winter. A nonmigratory population exists in western Alaska.
Size: 42-51 cm in length with a 71-80 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Males have a very light gray body, black chest, and black-appearing, green-glossed head. Females are uniform dark brown with a white patch at the base of the bill. Both sexes have a distinct long white wing stripe. The eyes are yellow and the bill is bluish-gray.