- Length: 10 inches
- Short, sturdy, dark bill
- White forehead, face and underparts
- Dark cap and nape (variable amounts of dark depending on range)
- Gray upperparts
- Juveniles very dark
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.