Black-headed Grosbeak

Pheucticus melanocephalus

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Cardinals & Piranga Tanagers (Cardinalidae)

Code 4

BHGR

Code 6

PHEMEL

ITIS

HEAD

Black-headed Grosbeak Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Varies from brown, to brownish green, to olive-brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black and rust-brown.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Black-headed Grosbeak Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18-22 cm (7-8.5 in)
  • Weight: 43 g (1.5 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Orange, Black
  • Underparts: Rust-brown
  • Upperparts: Black with some white and brown on the wings.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Black-headed Grosbeak Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Short flights wih rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 30-33 cm (12-13 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Gray-black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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