Stocky, medium-sized songbird with a tall crest and a long tail. It has a heavy but short seed-cracking yellow bill. Adult males are grayish overall with red highlights on the wings, crest, and tail as well as a red mask and belly stripe.© Suzie McCann | Macaulay LibraryTexas, June 03, 2019
Stocky, long-tailed bird with a short and heavy bill. Adult females are grayish with red highlights on the crest, wings, and tail. Note yellow bill.© Mike Charest | Macaulay LibraryTexas, March 02, 2017
Immatures look like females, but have a darker bill and have fewer red highlights.© Laura Ellis | Macaulay LibraryArizona, January 16, 2017
Long-tailed and crested songbird. Adult males are gray with a red mask and belly as well as red highlights on the crest, wings, and tail. Note thick yellow seed-eating bill.© Amanda Guercio | Macaulay LibraryArizona, April 05, 2015
Yellow parrotlike bill is distinctive. Males are grayish overall with red highlights on the crest, wings, and tail.© Chris Wood | Macaulay LibraryTexas, December 30, 2015
Found in desert scrub, dry grasslands, and open mesquite forest.© Teresa Connell | Macaulay LibraryArizona, January 02, 2016
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