Perching

Black-headed Grosbeak

Pheucticus melanocephalus
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Length: 8 in. (21 cm )
This species nests commonly in riparian forests and low to mid-elevation pine-oak woodlands. Its relatively large nest is made of twigs and rootlets, and usually is placed high off the ground. The Black-headed Grosbeak uses its massive bill to open seeds and nuts, but it also feeds on insects during the summer.

The four-digit banding code is BHGR.

Male | Herbert Clarke

Female | Jim Burns


Chaparral

Fir forest

Mesquite bosque

Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest

Savanna

Shrubs

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Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Black-headed Grosbeak
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 10, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/black-headed-grosbeak

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Black-headed Grosbeak. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 10, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/black-headed-grosbeak

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Black-headed Grosbeak". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/black-headed-grosbeak

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Dr. Biology. "Black-headed Grosbeak". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 10 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/black-headed-grosbeak

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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