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Sitting on a yucca bench Haven't seen a lot of these grosbeaks. Was surprised to see it posted already... Great job Mossy Rock! Geotagged,Pheucticus melanocephalus,Spring,United States,black headed pros Click/tap to enlarge

Sitting on a yucca bench

Haven't seen a lot of these grosbeaks. Was surprised to see it posted already... Great job Mossy Rock!

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The black-headed grosbeak is a medium-sized, seed-eating bird in the same family as the northern cardinal, the Cardinalidae. It is sometimes considered conspecific with the rose-breasted grosbeak with which it hybridizes on the American Great Plains.

The 19 cm long, 47 g black-headed grosbeak is a migratory bird, with nesting grounds from southwestern British Columbia, through the western half of the United States, into central Mexico. It occurs as an vagrant further south in.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Stephen Philips
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By Stephen Philips

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Uploaded Apr 15, 2018. Captured Apr 15, 2018 09:04 in E Britton Way, Tucson, AZ 85739, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/5.6
  • 1/5000s
  • ISO1600
  • 400mm