Other Names: none
Distribution: western Great Plais in summer; northern Mexico in winter.
Size: 21-23 cm in length with a 45-50 cm wingspan, weighing 100-105 g.
Plumage: Sandy brown overall. Breeding adults have a black forecrown, white forehead, and thin black eye line. In winter, the face is plain, making the dark eyes conspicuous. In all plumages, there is an off-white wing stripe, white wing linings, and a black band near the tail tip. The beak and legs are black.