Pinkish upper body and underparts; contrasting black and white wing and tail bands; long, black-tipped crest; long, black bill.
Spends most of its time feeding on the ground. Nests in holes in trees and walls.
Ground insects and worms.
Grassy areas in the Azraq region and the highlands, including Jerash, Amman, Madaba, Karak, and Wadi Dana. Population increases with spring and summer migrants. Nests in holes in trees and walls.