June 1, 2009
Mystery Colorado Songbird
This bird was singing in the top of one of my neighbor's Ponderosa Pine trees. The song was just unbelievable, so I went out and shot some photos of him. No recording of his song, unfortunately. The bird is a perching songbird with a heavy bill for eating seeds from pine cones. I've posted an identification help request on whatbird.com. Update: After going through my "Guide to Colorado Birds by Mary Taylor Gray", I've identified this bird as a male Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) in breeding plumage.
Posted by Rob Kiser on June 1, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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