Other Names: none
Distribution: eastern Canada in summer; eastern United States in winter. A nonmigratory population exists in the northern Appalachians.
Size: 10-11 cm in length.
Plumage: Dark brown overall, with a very short tail, narrow pale eyebrow, and heavily banded flanks and underside. The uppersides may be lightly streaked with white and black. The legs and beak are brown and the eyes are black.