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- Small songbird.
- Short, thick bill.
- Male dark, purplish, with red nape.
- Female dull tan.
Male DescriptionBreeding (Alternate) Plumage: Blue crown and rump. Reddish purple body. Red nape. Appears dark purplish overall from a distance.
Nonbreeding (Basic) Plumage: Brown overall.
Female DescriptionSmooth, unmarked grayish brown plumage overall.
Immature DescriptionImmature of both sexes resembles adult female.
Relative Sizesparrow-sized or smaller
- Both Sexes
- Length: 4.3-5.5 in (11-14 cm)
- Weight: 0.4-0.5 oz (11-13 g)
- Wingspan: 8.3 in (21 cm)