On Dec 30, 2008, rntx22 from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Description: 5.5 inches; yellow throat and upper breast; plain gray back; black crown and face; white supercilium-lores can be white or yellow (depending on race); long, thin, slightly decurved bill; black forehead, eyeline, cheek extends onto side of neck; white patch on neck; white underparts with black streaks on sides; white wing bars; black legs.
Female and immature plumages nearly identical to male
Habitat: Live oak forests with Spanish moss, southern pine forests, cypress swamps, bottomlands, river banks, orchards. Forages at the tops of trees with a deliberate, creeping motion. Small, active, insect-eating bird, often forages high in the canopy
On Feb 26, 2010, plantladylin from Daytona Beach, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
Such a pretty little bird! My Fl bird book says this one is a common year-round resident breeding throughout the north and central part of the state. Today is the first time I've ever seen one. Late this afternoon there was a little male at the feeder, probably eating the meal worms.