Other Names: none
Distribution: Eurasia north of India, north and central Africa, and occasionally North America.
Size: 14-16 cm in length with a 28-32 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Breeding males have gray upperparts, a tawny throat, and black wings and face mask. Outside of the breeding season, males resemble females apart from having black wings. The female is generally pale brown on top and buff below with dark brown wings.
Both sexes have a white rump and tail, with a black inverted T-pattern at the end of the tail.