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In summer, both sexes are a smart gray with flashes of white in the wings and yellow on the face, sides, and rump. Males are very strikingly shaded; females are duller and may show some brown. Winter birds are paler brown, with bright yellow rump and usually some yellow on the sides.
Thorn scrub in the Sonoran Desert, southwest Arizona.
Spotted on Oct 20, 2011
Submitted on Oct 20, 2011