Range. - Southwestern United States; north to southern Utah; winters south of our border.
Smaller than the last and with both the crown and the throat gorget, violet or amethyst, the feathers on the sides of the latter being lengthened. Their nests are situated in the forks of branches generally near the ground, and seldom above six feet from it. They are made of plant down with shreds of weeds, bark and lichens worked into the outside portions, and are often lined with soft feathers. The two eggs average .48 x .32. Data. - Arroyo Seco, California, June 10,1900. Nest in an alder bush. Collector, Charles E. Groesbeck.