Flashy, shy singer. Uncommon in western half of the US. Timing: summer. Prefers mixed woodlands and edges at many altitudes. Medium and chunky with a thick, stout bill; plumage is dimorphic/orange-black-white. Eats monarchs, which are poisonous to most birds. Male and female share incubating and feeding of young. Male performs nuptial display flights. Both male and female defend territory and sing. Diet includes insects (especially beetles) including monarchs, fruit, seeds; sunflower feeders; often hard to see due to foraging in canopy or dense understory. Oldest wild individual recorded was 11; one captive bird lived to 25. Population ~ 12 million and stable.