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Black-headed Grosbeak
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Pheucticus
Binomial name
Pheucticus melanocephalus
(Swainson, 1827)

The black-headed grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) is a species of bird. It belongs in the family Cardinalidae. It is a medium-sized, seed-eating bird. It is 18–19 cm long. It weights 35-49 g.

The black-headed grosbeak is a migratory bird. It has nesting grounds from southwestern British Columbia, through the western half of the United States, into central Mexico. It occurs as an introduced species further south in Central America.


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