Other Names: Little Bluebill
Distribution: northern North America in summer; southern United States through Mexico in winter. A nonmigratory population exists in the Cascade Mountains.
Size: 38-46 cm in length with a 68-77 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Males have a very light gray body, blackish chest, and black-appearing head glossed with purple. Females are dark brown with a small white face patch. In flight, a white stripe is visible on the black wings. the bill is bluish-gray and the eyes are bright yellow.