A solidly built songbird with a thick-based, sharply pointed, slightly curved bill. Males have a thick neck, especially when they fluff out the feathers of the nape during displays.
Larger than a Brown-headed Cowbird, smaller than an Eastern or Western Meadowlark; similar in size to a Red-winged Blackbird.robin-sized
- Both Sexes
- Length: 7.9 in (20 cm)
- Weight: 1.9-2.5 oz (55-70 g)
- Wingspan: 13.0 in (33 cm)