Taken from a Canon Powershot SX10IS in my backyard, Marana, Arizona during my R&R weekend.
Black-headed Grosbeaks nest in most deciduous and mixed wooded habitats away from southwestern deserts. It is partial to oak and pine-oak habitats but also occurs in riparian lowlands with cottonwoods and dry pinyon-juniper slopes. This species preys in insects, including butterflies, and eats berries and seeds. Migrants may turn up in any wooded habitat.
Casual during migration and winter to the Midwest and Est. BNlack0headed hybridizes occasionally with Rose-breasted in range overlap on the Great Plains.
SONG and CALLS similar to Rose-breasted Grosbeak but slightly higher; song more rapid, less flowing