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Blue Grosbeak

Passerina caerulea

The Blue Grosbeak is considered more closely related to buntings than to the cardinal/grosbeak complex. These birds breed across most of the southern USA and northern Mexico and spend winters in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, often raising two broods per season. Their preferred habitat is shrubs and scrubby brushlands.

First year males often show blue on their heads like their fathers, but cinnamon colored bodies like their mothers.

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