An occasional visitor to our neck of the woods. Beautiful colouring and a lovely song.
Summer: Can be found in the central, western areas of United States and Canada.
Winter: California, Texas, Mexico and sometimes Costa Rica.
Polygynous, the male taking up to half a dozen mates.
Nests are built among reeds and rushes.
The female lays 3-5 greeny-white eggs with dark marks.
Incubation is about 12 days and the chicks fledge 9-12 days later.