Adult birds are 18–22 cm (7.1–8.7 in) long, span 29–33 cm (11–13 in) across the wings and weigh 35–65 g (1.2–2.3 oz), with an average of 46 g (1.6 oz). At all ages and in both sexes, the beak is dusky horn-colored, and the feet and eyes are dark. The adult male in breeding plumage has a black head, wings, back and tail, and a bright rose-red patch on its breast; the wings have two white patches and rose-red linings. Its underside and rump are white
The Rose-breasted Grosbeak's breeding habitat is open deciduous woods across most of Canada and the northeastern USA.
This rose-breasted grosbeak and its mate spent the better part of the summer in my wooded yard, last year. I have yet to see him this year, but may have spotted his female counter part yesterday. I am hoping to be able to see them both again this year, and am holding out hope.