A small bird with length of 5-1/2 inches. Male is deep blue in summer brownish in winter, female is brownish year round. Present in Texas in varying numbers during April-May and again during September-October. Occasionally found in large flocks. Feeds mostly on insects in warmer months and seeds in fall and winter. Frequents lawns, grasslands and bushy edges. Sprinkling milo on the ground will often attract these beautiful little birds in the spring.