Phainopepla

Phainopepla

Male Female Description Size:  7.75”   Plumage/Description:   Males are a shiny black color.  When observed in direct sunlight males appear to have a glossy bluish tinge.  Ragged crest and red eye is diagnostic.  In flight large white wing patches are visible. ...
Painted Redstart

Painted Redstart

Adult Description Size:  5.75” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  A striking combination of black, white, and red plumage.  Entire head, throat, back, wings and tail are black.  Belly is bright red.  Outer tail feathers show extensive white. ...
Orange-crowned Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Adult Description Size:  5” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  A dull yellow color overall with olive-green streaking on the belly and flanks.  A thin, broken eye-ring.  The orange crown is rarely visible, so it is not a reliable field mark for...
Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Male Description Size:  10” Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  A long-tailed, slender bird.  Darker gray on top, paler gray on the underside.  In flight, white outer tail feathers and large white wing patches are distinctive. Habitat:  Grassland,...
Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

Male Female Description Size:  12.5” Plumage/Description:  Flickers are the largest woodpecker species that occurs in Central Arizona.  Male and female plumage is similar, but males have a large, bright red malar stripe—females lack this distinctive marking.  The...
Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

Male Female Description Size:  8.75” Plumage/Description:  Males are bright red overall with a black mask around the base of the beak.  Pronounced crest and red bill is distinctive.  Females are brown, with red in the wings, tail, and crest.  Females have a small...