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Black-headed grosbeak (male)

Pheucticus melanocephalus

Description:

The male is easily identified with his black head and wings which have prominent white patches. Breast, nape, and rump are orange with the belly being more yellowish-orange. Thick bills.

Habitat:

Spotted in dense vegetation next to a creek along the Wenas road. Most of the creeks in this area have mixed woods including aspen, cottonwood, pine, and some fir nearby.

Notes:

Ranges in the western half of United Staes and into central Mexico also into Southern British Columbia.

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3 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 10 months ago

Thank you Leuba and Saturniidae27.

Saturniidae27
Saturniidae27 10 months ago

That bird got nice colors, Brian :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 months ago

Another beauty !

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Selah, Washington, United States

Spotted on May 25, 2020
Submitted on May 27, 2020

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