Utah Bird Profile
Black-headed Grosbeak - Pheucticus melanocephalus

Name Roots: (Gr. phycticos, "painted with cosmetics" - Gr. melanocephalus, "blackheaded")

In Utah:   
by Paul Higgins

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a deciduous tree or in a shrub at a height of 4-12 feet, in a cup nest. This species is an uncommon cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an omnivore: upper- and lower-canopy forager.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and mountain riparian habitats
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