Other Names: none
Distribution: discontinuously throughout western North America.
Size: 15-17 cm in length.
Plumage: The small round head and long, finely barred tail are distinctive of the species. Generally varying shades of brown with fine buff spotting above and off-white with bolder brown streaks below. The two white-edged black spots at the back of the neck suggest eyes. The legs, beak, and eyes are yellow.