Southwestern United States and south through Mexico to Costa Rica.
Gardens, parks, ranches, and fields.
Tiny and quiet, most often seen in pairs. Small, slender with long, narrow tail. Rusty patches on and underneath wings. Has a pale, scaly appearance.
Ground dweller most of the daylight time.
Poorly made nest like a saucer of twigs, four to twenty-five feet above the ground. Two eggs are usually laid and incubation lasts for fourteen days. The young leave the nest twelve days after hatching. At least two broods a year and sometimes up to five broods a year.
Prosper close to human societies.
This animal is not currently in the Zoo\\\'s collection.
|Length:||7 - 8 inches|
|Wild Diet:||Weed seeds and grain.|
|USFWS Status:||Not Listed|
|CITES Status:||Not Listed|