2004 - Cedar Pockets Area, Utah-Arizona
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8.5 WS 11, Heavy Long bill, Rounded tail, Bold whitish supercilium,
on ground for insects, spiders, lizards, berries and seeds in deserts
cactus. Female selects a nest site. Lays 3-7 dark spotted pale
eggs in football-shaped nest with a small entrance on the side. Nest is
of plant stems and grasses lined with fur or feathers in a cholla,
pear or yucca. Old nests are used for winter roosting. Altricial.
May have a second brood.
Utah Seasonal Distribution Map