Science

Crawlies with Cri: Black-headed grosbeak

On Dec. 7 the Intermountain Bird Observatory at Boise State introduced a world record -breaking black-headed grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus). So this week seems like the perfect time to learn more about these beautiful Southern Oregon birds.First, what record did IBO’s bird (pictured left) break? At 15 years old, he’s the oldest known black-headed grosbeak ever. He broke the previous record of 11 years and 11 months, set by another . . .