Other Names: none
Distribution: western North America, south through Central America in winter.
Size: 16-19 cm in length with a 28-30 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Adult males have a brilliant red head and bright yellow body, with a black back, wings, and tail. They have two wing bars; the uppermost bar is yellow and the lower one is white. Females are yellow-green above and yellow below with wing bars similar to the male's. The beak is yellowish-gray and the legs and eyes are black.