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Sonoran Desert Birds



Black-headed grosbeak (female) - (Pheucticus melanocephalus)

 Black-headed grosbeak (female)

 Black-headed grosbeak (female)

 Black-headed grosbeak (female)

Size: 8.25 inches
Overall Color: brown and white
Occurrence: town
Diet: seeds, insects, fruit
Nest: saucer in shrubs or trees
Field Identification: heavy bill, whitish streaked breast, white and black stripes on head, ground feeding seed feeders, seen during migration
Season: spring

Black-headed grosbeak (female)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Pheucticus
species: melanocephalus

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