Western Spindalis

Spindalis zena

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Cardinals & Piranga Tanagers (Cardinalidae)

Code 4

WESP

Code 6

SPIZEN

ITIS

HEAD

Western Spindalis Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Very dark brown to black-brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Striped, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Black and white striped.
  • Forehead Color: Black and white striped.
  • Nape Color: Black and white striped.
  • Throat Color: Black with yellow patch.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Western Spindalis Breeding Male Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 15-17 cm (5.8-6.75 in)
  • Weight: 20 g (0.7 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black
  • Underparts: White with gray wash.
  • Upperparts: Black and red-yellow.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Western Spindalis Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight on rapidly beating wings.
  • Wingspan Range: 28-30 cm (11-12 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: With markings
  • Upper Tail: Red-yellow
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X