April 21, 2005 - St. George, Washington
2 Male performing wing
display - April 2, 2004 - St. George,Washington
L-10 WS 14. Dark eyeline, gray-brown above, whitish below,
white wing bars, long tail with white side-edge
in open areas with shrubs, gardens or parks on the ground and in
for insects, spiders, snails, crayfish, lizards, snakes and wild fruit
and berries. May come to feeder for fruit, raisins, bread and suet.
2-6 brown marked blue-green eggs in nest of twigs, stems, mosses,
string and dry leaves lined with grasses in a shrub, vine, cactus or
3-10 feet above ground. Male sings and defends a breeding territory in
the spring. Both male and female defend a feeding territory in
fall. They often sing even at night.