Male, breeding plumage, 2. Female, breeding plumage, 3.
Male -non-breeding, winter plumage , although lesser coverts aren't
very yellow in this photo, I think this is a male. He looks as if
he still has a few tufts of black feathers on his crown.
4. Female - non-breeding winter plumage - December 23, 2005
Length 5" Wingspan
9". Pink bill - white undertail coverts and underwing coverts,
white on edges of tail to the tip - black wings with strong
wing-bars, pinkish-orange legs. Male in breeding plumage is
yellow on body with a black forehead, black wings with
white wing-bar. Male non breeding is tan with yellow lesser
coverts and wing-bar.
Utah Seasonal Distribution Map
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