Rose-breasted Grosbeak

(Pheucticus ludovicianus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant and breeder

Habitat

Deciduous and mixed forests with shrubs

Size

7 to 8½ in length

12½ wingspan

     
     
     
 

 

  Photo by Bill Reynolds

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Migration

Late April to late October


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Phenology

April 5, 2012 – First sighting in spring


Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Cardinalidae (cardinal, grosbeaks, and relatives)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Uploaded on Jun 17, 2010

You can imagine my delight at capturing this video portrait of a singing male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. What's more, he's a very pretty specimen! The male's lilting musical carol has been compared to the song of "a Robin who took singing lessons."

© 2010 Lang Elliott
musicofnature.org

 
     
  Rose-breasted Grosbeak Portrait
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Published on Jun 10, 2012

The Rose-breasted Grosbeak is a common bird in Canada west of Rockies and eastern U.S. Deciduous forests near open fields, second growth, suburbs, orchards, feeders.

It has a huge white bill. The male has a black head and back with a bright red breast, white underparts and rump. The wings have white bars. In flight the underwings show white patch and red wingpits. The female looks somewhat like a large sparrow. It is brownish and heavily streaked. with a white eyebrow stripe.

The song is very Robin-like only more melodious.

 
     
  Rose Breasted Grosbeak Male Close up
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Published on May 4, 2011

I was leaning out the window to film the wood thrush and the catbird when I heard a fluttering of wings to my left. As I panned slowly towards the sound....

 
     
  Rose-breasted Grosbeak in full song
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Published on Apr 21, 2012

Video shot in East Lake View, Chicago on 4/21/12

 
     
  Grosbeak Mother and Daughter
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Published on Jul 10, 2012

The rose breasted grosbeak population has been thriving...every year I see more and more of them...this is the first time I've filmed a young one:)

Music mix by Numeron. From CCMIXTER. Titled 'Melted Heart Of Steel'.

http://ccmixter.org/files/Numeron/38103
http://ccmixter.org/files/Javolenus/37167

 
     

 

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