Range. - Western Mexico north to the adjoining states; north to Nevada
This handsome black and yellow species does not appear to be abundant in any part of its range. Their nests are swung from the under side of leaves of the yucca palm or from small branches of low trees, and are made of grass and fibres.
The eggs are bluish white, specked and blotched chiefly about the large end with blackish brown and lilac gray. Size .95 x .65. Data. - Chiricahua Mts., Arizona, June 5, 1900. Nest placed on the under side of a yucca palm leaf, being hung from the spines, about 4 feet from the ground. Altitude 7000 feet. Collector, O. W. Howard.