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Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Pheucticus ludovicianus

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
copyright Jim Burns
Length: 8 in. (20 cm)
Found in open forest and forest edge, the Rose-breasted Grosbeak song is one of the typical sounds of spring and summer. Both sexes incubate the eggs in a cup-shaped nest made of twigs and fine vegetation and placed at medium levels in a shrub or small tree. The male often sings while sitting on the eggs and also occasionally sings at night. In the spring and summer their food is primarily insects, buds and occasionally flowers. In the fall and winter seeds makeup most of the diet. The four-digit banding code is RBGR.

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

Shrubs
Shrubs

Urban city
Urban city

Mesquite bosque
Mesquite bosque

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Male
Twittering (sound type)
Bird Song
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Male
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