|Common Name:||Grosbeak, Black-headed|
|Scientific Name:||Pheucticus melanocephalus |
|Area:||male - Elkton, Oregon|
|Date:||May 3, 2010|
Black-headed Grosbeaks are summer residents in the Northwest, wintering in Mexico. They are easy to spot at a feeder, but are easily overlooked when singing their song from a tree top because it sounds so much like a Robin.
Elkton, Oregon May 26, 2013
The top photo is a male in breeding colors, this middle photo is a first summer non-breeding male. Notice the orange eye streak in the unfinished black hood.
female - Elkton, Oregon --- May 3, 2010
juvenile on the left being fed by mother --- Beaver Creek State Natural Area - - - July 15, 2013
|Reference:||The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley / Birds of the Willamette Valley Region by Nehls, Aversa & Opperman / Birds of the Pacific Northwest by Gabrielson & Jewett||