On June 28, Durward Philip Hulce found and photographed an ABA Code 4 Yellow Grosbeak at his home in Cochise County, south of Rodeo, New Mexico. This is the second Yellow Grosbeak reported in Arizona this summer, the first from Miller Canyon was not made public until after the bird had left.
Access to this individual is unclear. The precise location has not yet been made public.
Yellow Grosbeak (often called Mexican Yellow Grosbeak) is known in the ABA Area from several records in Arizona and New Mexico. Because Yellow Grosbeak is known to be a cagebird, some reports are questioned on grounds of provenance, however, the species has an established pattern of vagrancy in the ABA Area in summer, and reports from May to August are often considered to have arrived naturally.
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