Black-headed Grosbeak - Cardinalidae Pheucticus melanocephalus
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Male - Draper, Salt Lake County, Utah - May 16, 2010
Male Grosbeak


Male Black-headed Grosbeak
Immature male Black-headed Grosbeak
Immature or Female
Immature male Black-headed Grosbeak

Photo Details
1. Male, breeding plumage - April  21, 2005 - Washington County, Utah
2., 3. Immature male - August 1, 2004 - Rock Cliff Recreation Area, Wasatch County, Utah

L 8.25 WS 12.5, Large head and bill, Underwing coverts pale or lemon colored, Black head, orange nape, throat on breeding male

Forages in deciduous forests, thickets, pine-oak and pinyon-juniper woodlands  for pine seeds, wild berries, insects and spiders.
Will come to feeders for sunflower and other seeds and fruit. Lays 2-5 brown spotted, blue-white or green-white eggs in nest of twigs, roots,
flower heads lined with stems and rootlets in the fork of a tree 4-25 feet above the ground. Male and female incubate eggs and will sing from the nest. Altricial

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