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Is this a black headed grossbeak?

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#1 JeroldsSis



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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:41 PM

I live in a suburb just outside of Los Angeles. Today my door was open and I could hear the distinct sound of seed being cracked. I mostly have gold finches and I they eat the nyjer, not from my other feeder. I looked outside and saw this bird. I quickly grabbed my camera and took some shots before it flew away. If this is a black headed grossbeak, I had no idea they could be seen here in the L.A. area.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:04 AM

Yes, that's a black-headed grosbeak. According to Sibley's, CA is part of their summer range.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

Either a female or a youngling. My males don't have the stripes:

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