Rocky Mountain Grosbeak
This migratory bird breeds from southwestern British Columbia through the western half of the United States, into central Mexico. They are also vagrants further south in Central America.
The Black-headed Grosbeak is similar in size to the Common Starling, with an approximate length of 18-19 cm or 6-1/2 to 7-3/4 inches in length.
The male has a black head. It also has black wings and tail with prominent white patches. Its breast is dark to tawny orange in color. Its belly is yellow.
The female has a brown head, neck and back with sparrow-like black streaks. She also has white streaks down the middle of her head, over her eyes and on her cheeks. Her breast is white and her wings. Her tail is greyish-brown with two white wing bars and yellowish wing edges.