Males have a bright yellow face with a black eyeline and a black throat. Underparts, including the tail are white.
Females look similar to males, but are often paler with only a few black feathers on the throat. Note 2 white wingbars and black streaking on the flanks.
The yellow face, black eyeline, and black throat on males is distinctive.
From above females are grayish olive with faint streaking down the back. The 2 white wingbars contrast with the gray wings.
Breeds in juniper-oak woodlands of central Texas.
- Small songbird.
- Black throat, extending as stripes down sides of chest.
- Yellow face.
- Black line through eyes.
- Crown and back black.
- Two white wingbars.
- Belly white.
Immature DescriptionSimilar to adult female.
Relative Sizesparrow-sized or smaller
- Both Sexes
- Length: 4.7-5.1 in (12-13 cm)
- Weight: 0.3-0.5 oz (7-14.7 g)
- Wingspan: 7.5-8.3 in (19-21 cm)
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