Other Names: none
Distribution: inland northern Canada in summer; southern Plains states in winter.
Size: 17-20 cm in length with a 27-28 cm wingspan, weighing 26-49 g.
Plumage: Adults have a black crown, throat, and chest, gray face, brown back, wings, and tail, and a white abdomen with spotted or streaked sides. Juveniles have buff faces and lack the solid black crown, throat, and breast of the adults. The beak and legs are pale brown and the eyes are black.