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Distinct and conspicuous red colour, and a crest on its head. Is fairly large, with a long tail. The female is a duller brown, but still sports the crest.
Found throughout southern Canada and parts of the States. This one was spotted in Sunnybrook Park in Toronto. They do not leave for the winter.
Eats mostly grains&seeds, but also fruit and insects. Tend to forage on or close to the ground.