CRAIG K. LORENZ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CRAIG K. LORENZ / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Male Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus), Sonoran Desert, Arizona. Pyrrhuloxia are mainly gray with red located on the face, chest, crest, wing and tail. The bill is heavy and hooked in both the male and female. In the male, the bill is orange yellow. Both male and female have the diagnostic tall crest on the head. They live in arid habitats such as mesquite thickets and desert creek beds in the southwest United States and northern Mexico.
Model release not required. Property release not required.