Uncommon to fairly common, but unobtrusive and easily overlooked. Favors mixed woodland and edge, parks, gardens, orchards; also farmland with hedges and wooded patches. Usually found in pairs or small groups, feeding quietly and sluggishly on buds and fruits; does not usually visit feeders. Male handsome and distinctive, with black cap, bright pink cheeks and breast, blue-gray back; female colors muted, but note distinctive black cap, stubby black bill. White rump patch shows mainly in flight. Soft, plaintive whistled notes may draw attention.