Range. - United States west of the Plains and from Oregon and Wyoming to Mexico.
This is one of the best known of western birds, and nests commonly in all situations from trees and bushes to vines growing on porches. Their nests are made of rootlets and grasses and are lined with horse hair. Their nesting season includes all the summer months, they raising two and sometimes three broods a season. The three to five eggs are pale greenish blue with a few sharp blackish brown specks about the large end. Size .80 x .55.
Range. - Southern Lower California. A slightly smaller variety of the preceding.
Range. - San Clemente and Santa Barbara Islands. Somewhat darker than the last.