|Appearance||Medium-sized bird about 7 1/2″ long with iridescent shades of purple and black with white speckles throughout. They have a long pointed gray bill in fall and yellow in spring. The tail is short. The Female looks the same.|
|Diet||Insects, seeds, fruit.|
|Feeder Food||Everything and anything you could offer at the feeder.|
|Habitat||Urban and residential areas throughout the US and Canada including backyard lawns, parks, and fields.|
|Nesting||Nest: They are cavity nesters|
Brood: 2 broods/year.
Clutch: 4-6 eggs/brood
Egg color: Glossy bluish or a pale green
Egg size: 1.1 – 1.3 inches by 0.8 – 0.9 inches
Incubation: 12-14 days.