Evening Grosbeak

Coccothraustes vespertinus
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Length: 8 in. (20 cm )
A species primarily of coniferous or mixed coniferous forests at higher altitudes and latitudes, during some winters it erupts into lower elevations and farther south than normal. It can be common at winter seed feeders, but it also commonly is attracted to road salt used to melt ice. During the summer it supplements it seed diet with insects. The small nest of twigs is placed high in a tree far out on a horizontal branch.

The four-digit banding code is EVGR.

Male | Jim Burns

Female | Jim Burns

Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
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  • Article: Evening 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: March 22, 2018
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