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Black-Headed Grosbeak

Pheucticus melanocephalus

The Black-Headed Grosbeak is related the cardinal. It is a bird of western North America in the summer breeding season, but spends its winters in Mexico. Both male and females of this species sing, though the female’s songs are simpler. Both sexes share parental duties, including sitting on the eggs. Male birds usually take two years to gain full breeding status, and young males may look more like mom than pop.

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