Other Names: Desert Cardinal
Distribution: south Texas south through central Mexico.
Size: 20-22 cm in length with a 27-29 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Males are gray with a rose-red breast, crest, wings, and tail. Females are similar but paler overall, and lacks the red coloration on the breast. Both sexes have a stubby, parrot-like, yellow bill, gray legs, and black eyes.