Other Names: none
Distribution: throughout the western United States, south to northern Mexico in winter.
Size: 37-47 cm in length with a 90-113 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Both sexes are sandy brown above, off-white or pale buff on the undersides with fine spots and streaks, a narrow brown "mustache" stripe on the face, and dark wing linings. The beak is black with a yellow base and the eyes are black with yellow eyerings.