About seven inches long. Brown upperparts and tail with
white bars on the wings. Pale gray throat and breast. Yellow underside.
Brownish upper, darker finely barred wings and tail.
Inhabits forests throughout the Southwest
from Texas to the Pacific, north to Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Colorado and south over the
Mexican highlands to northern Central America.
Nests in natural or abandoned tree cavities in deep shady forests and deserts.
Lays three to seven, usually four buff brown eggs with brown longitudinal lines. Eggs
hatch after about two weeks incubation and young leave the nest in about another two
Catches insects in flight and also eats fruit.