- Medium-sized sparrow-like bird.
- Short, thick, pointed bill.
- Long tail with white outer feathers.
- Whitish wingbars.
- Breeding male with orangish neck, chest, and belly, and black-and-white patterned face.
- Female and winter male with dull, buffy belly and small white eyering.
Immature DescriptionSimilar to female.
Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robin
- Both Sexes
- Length: 5.9-6.7 in (15-17 cm)
- Weight: 0.7-1.1 oz (20-32 g)