Black-headed Grosbeak
Pheucticus melanocephalus

f5.6 @ 1/1250s, ISO:640, Nikon D3S w 500mm

"Black-headed Grosbeak," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The black-headed grosbeak is a medium-sized, seed-eating bird in the same family as the northern cardinal, the Cardinalidae. It is sometimes considered conspecific with the rose-breasted grosbeak (P. ludovicianus) with which it hybridizes on the American Great Plains. 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 wings and tail are grayish-brown with two white wing bars and yellowish wing edges.
Madera Canyon, Green Valley, Arizona