15 cm (6") Fairly common. Coniferous forests, mixed open woods, suburban areas, feeders in winter.
Male: brilliant red over most of body. Striped back. White belly.
Female: very sparrow-like; dull brown and heavily streaked above and below. Similar to female House Finch and female Cassin's Finch. Told from House Finch by its distinctive ear patch and eyebrow stripe.
Song: long, loud, fast, excited, burbling warble; distinctive sharp musical "chip" given in flight.