Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, United States.
Mainly herbivore. Seeds, fruit, insects (beetles, grasshoppers, butterflies, flies etc) occasionally slugs and snails.
Habitat: Bush land with small trees, forest edge, abandoned farmland, suburban gardens.
Incubation: 11-13 days / 1-5 eggs
Social structure: Single, in pairs or small loose flocks
Weight: 52g max
Dimensions: male 23.5cm max, female 21.6cm max
Estimated population in the wild: Stable
Threats: There are no major threats to this species.
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Did you know that:
- Young are fed almost exclusively with animal matter.
- A substantial proportion of their diet comes from artificial feeding stations, doubtless explaining the high population densities in suburbs.
- They sometimes raise the chicks of brown-headed cowbirds that parasitize their nests.