SW USA to N. W. Mexico.
Mainly seeds and bulbs also green herbage.
Habitat: Forest, shrubland, grassland, desert, agricultural land.
Incubation: 22-23 days, 13-17 eggs
Social structure: Moves in groups of 25 -40 birds, but up to 1.000 have been recorded together. In pairs during breeding period.
Weight: Males 176g, Females 162g
Lifespan: up to 7
Estimated population in the wild: Unknown
IUCN Status: Least concern.
Threats: There are no major threats to this species.
Did you know that:
The head plume, or topknot, looks like a single feather, but it is actually a cluster of six overlapping feathers.