Pyrrhuloxia -Cardinalis sinuatus- L:8-1/2 inches- Similar to the female and juvenile Northern Cardinal, the Pyrrhuloxia's thick, strongly curved, parrot-like orange-yellow bill helps identify it. The male is grey overall, with red on the face, crest, wings, tail and underparts. The female shows little or no red; the bill is a dull yellow. This bird is fairly common in thorny brush and mesquite thickets of dry streambeds, desert, woodland edges and ranch lands.The Pyrrhuloxia is a resident from Arizona, southern New Mexico, and southern Texas southward. These birds feed on seeds and insects and benefit cotton fields by destroying great numbers of cotton worms and weevils.