Plumage/Description: Males and females have similar plumage. Overall a gray-brown bird, with a slight touch of Rufous on the crown of the head, and under the tail. The throat area has faint streaking with dark spots. Has a dark central spot on the breast, but not always easy to see. Pinyon/Juniper, and Riparian.
Time of year: Year-round.
Relative Abundance: Common.
Behavior: A fairly tame species, frequents carports, garages, porches and patios looking for insects, very tolerant of human activity and comfortable around people. A ground feeder, prefers white-proso millet.
Diet: Seeds, insects.
Similar species: Female Brown-headed Cowbird
Best Sites: Residential neighborhoods, Willow Lake (Heritage) Park, Pioneer Park, Acker Park.