20-23 cm (8-9") Common. Eastern North America. Deciduous and mixed woods, woodlots, wooded urban areas.
Brownish-olive head and back; gray throat and upper breast; bright yellow lower breast and belly; bright reddish-brown on tail and wings. Usually no obvious crest but may erect a bushy one.
Nests in holes. Usually feeds high in treetops. Heard more often than seen.
Song: distinctive harsh ascending "wheep" call; also "prrrr-eet".