Other Names: none
Distribution: northern North America in summer; southern United States through Mexico in winter.
Size: 12-14 cm in length with a 19-23 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Breeding males are geenrally dull bluish above, streaked with black; the breast and flanks are blackish. The rump, crown, and a small area at the sides of the breast are all yellow. Western males have a yellow throat and a large white patch in the folded wing. Eastern males have a white throat and two white wing bars. Females, non-breeding males, and juveniles are streaked gray-brown but always havea yellow rump and white spots on the tail. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.