Distribution

Plumage lScxcs a,ikc

Habitat _ A

Migration |>ar[ial migrant

Family Rk.MIZIOAF.

Species Aurifiarusf/aviceps

Length 4 in(1()cm)

• largish, rounded

DISTRIBl TION

tail not usually • forked

Verdin

A small, inconspicuous bird with a sharp, black bill, the Verdin inhabits brushy desert valleys and scrub, especially extensive scrub of mesquite bushes. It is usually seen Hitting among the outer twigs or the undersides of leaves of a desert bush in search of insect prcv. 'The Verdin is solitary outside the breeding season. Juveniles lack the yellow head and brown wing patches.

• NliST A ball-shaped nest constructed of thorny twigs with a side entrance, and placed in a bush or low in a tree.

• Distribution s. iJSAand N. Mexico.

DISTRIBl TION

tail not usually • forked

• largish, rounded

Plumage Scxcs a|¡kc

Habitat ¿f

Migration

-migrant

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