Other Names: Rufous-backed Robin
Distribution: Pacific coastal mountains of Mexico; introduced to Mexico City and Oaxaca.
Size: 24 cm in length with a 41 cm wingspan. Weighs an avearge of 74 g.
Plumage: Adult males have a rufous or olive-red upper back that gives the species its name, which contrasts with the grayish head, neck, and rump. The chest and flanks are also brick red. The belly and undertail feathers are white and the throat is white with black streaks. Females are somewhat duller-colored than males but otherwise similar. Juveniles have black streaks on the underside.
The legs are peach, the bill is yellow, and the eyes are black with a yellow to orange eyering.