Perching

Blue Grosbeak

Passerina caerulea
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Length: 7 in. (17 cm )
The monstrous bill of the Blue Grosbeak helps it eat seeds and fruits, but it is also useful for eating an occasional snail. This species is a conspicuous resident in open woodlands, thickets and riparian shrubs. It returns relatively late in the Spring and nests well into the summer when many other species are finished. Its nest is built of twigs and usually weaves pieces of paper or bark into the outside. Late in the summer just before they migrate south it often forms flocks that feed in fields.

The four-digit banding code is BLGR.

Female | Robert Shantz


Chaparral

Desert

Mesquite bosque

Riparian / River forest

Savanna

Shrubs
Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Blue Grosbeak
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: September 20, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/blue-grosbeak

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Blue Grosbeak. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 20, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/blue-grosbeak

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Blue Grosbeak". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/blue-grosbeak

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Dr. Biology. "Blue Grosbeak". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 20 Sep 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/blue-grosbeak

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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