Adult male© Marky Mutchler | Macaulay LibraryArizona, August 07, 2020
Females are tan overall with unmarked wings and a clean breast. Note the thick bill with a curved upper mandible.© Melissa James | Macaulay LibraryArizona, August 15, 2017
Somewhat hefty finchlike songbird with a thick bill. Males are and unmistakable blue and reddish purple overall, but can appear dark from a distance.© Max Nootbaar | Macaulay LibraryArizona, July 17, 2019
Females are pale brown overall with an unstreaked breast.© Jay McGowan | Macaulay LibraryTexas, July 25, 2016
Males have a blue body marked with reddish purple chest and nape. Occurs in scrubby woodlands, thorn forests, areas near streams, and desert washes.© David Hollie | Macaulay LibraryTexas, June 26, 2014
Don't miss a thing! Join our email list
The Cornell Lab will send you updates about birds, birding, and opportunities to help bird conservation.