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Passeriformes > Cardinalidae

Black-headed Grosbeak

Pheucticus melanocephalus

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Males are black-and-orange like an oriole, but stockier with short, thick bill. Larger than a sparrow. Females and immature males have orangey wash across breast with fine dark streaking on sides. Bill is bicolored, darker above and paler below. Found in woodlands including mountain forests, thickets along desert streams, and backyards. Regularly visits feeders. Winters in Central America.

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