Phainopepla Identification

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized songbird.
  • Tall, wispy crest.
  • Slender, with long tail.
  • Male shiny black.
  • Female all gray.

Immature Description

Immature resembles adult female, but more brownish, and with brown eyes.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robinbetween sparrow and robin
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 7.1-8.3 in (18-21 cm)
    • Weight: 0.6-1.0 oz (18-28 g)
    • Wingspan: 11.4 in (29 cm)