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Black-headed grosbeak (male)
Pheucticus melanocephalus

Black-headed grosbeak (male)
Black-headed grosbeak (male)
Black-headed grosbeak (male)

Size: 8 inches
Overall Color: black and cinnamon and white
Occurrence: open woodlands and forest edges
Diet: seeds, berries, insects, spiders, flower buds
Nest: cup in tree or shrub 4-25 ft high
Field Identification: black face and crown wings and tail, buffy orange neck back underparts, gray bill
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: passeriformes
Family: 82 Cardinalidae (cardinals,grosbeaks,some buntings)
Genus: Pheucticus
Species: melanocephalus

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