Description: Males are glossy black with red-and-yellow shoulder badges. Females and juveniles are brownish overall with pale streaks and a yellowish wash around the beak.
Migratory Status: Late spring and summer residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Live in marshes, wet meadows and wooded riparian areas to 9,000 feet and occasionally 11,000 feet.
Diet: Eat a variety of insects and seeds and often forage by prying at the base of aquatic plants.
Last updated: June 8, 2018