This is a photo I took a few years ago. It's a male phainopepla, a bird found in the deserts of the American Southwest. They are very distinctive, with their all-black bodies (more brownish/gray on the females), crests, white wing patches in flight, and red eyes. This is the closest I've been able to get to one in all the years I've lived in the Arizona desert. (I was in a car- that helped!) Sadly, after many years of service, this photo was my Canon 100-300 mm zoom lens' last hurrah- shortly after this photo I dropped and broke it. D'oh! I replaced it with a 70-300 lens but I turned out to like the 100-300 better. Live and learn.
I believe this bird is sitting on some desert mistletoe, a favorite food.