Other Names: none
Distribution: eastern United States in summer; western Amazon in winter.
Size: 15-16 cm in length with a 27-30 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Adult males are bright red with black wings and tail. Females are yellowish on the undersides and olive on top, with olive-brown wings and tail. In winter plumage, both sexes' wings and tail are darker. Young males briefly show a more complex variegated plumage before developing their adult coloration. The beak is pale, the legs are gray, and the eyes are black.