Black-headed Grosbeak

Pheucticus melanocephalus
This young black-headed grosbeak is just getting its adult feathers/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach
The black-headed grosbeak can usually be found along the forest edges of the refuge in spring and summer. Its slow warbling song sounds like a lazy robin.  Its large beak is especially shaped for eating seeds. Black-headed grosbeaks also frequent feeders where they usually feast on small black sunflower seeds. It is large finch-like bird that is 10 inches in size.

Facts About Black-headed Grosbeak

Sounds like a lazy robin when singing

Large conical beak

Yellow wing linings