Black-headed Grosbeak

Physical Traits

The male Black-headed Grosbeak is cinnamon, black and white with large beaks for cracking seeds.  The female is a less flashy version of the male.  They have a robin-like song.


Mountain forests, desert thickets and backyard suburbs.

Recommended Feeders

Feeder Tips

They will come to backyard feeders for mixes containing black oil sunflower seeds and other large seeds.  Fill.  Place the feeder in areas with plenty of mature trees and shrubs for cover.

States and Regions Found

Western United States (from the Rockies to the Pacific coast), they migrate to Mexico in the winter and are one of the few birds able to eat Monarch butterflies.