Other Names: none
Distribution: discontinuously throughout the western United States and Mexico.
Size: 20-21 cm in length.
Plumage: Males have a deep blue hood and upperside, a rusty red breast and crescent mark across the upper back, and a white belly. Females are sooty gray above, with dull blue wings and tail. Juveniles resemble females but are generally grayer, with speckled undersides.