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Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Breeding Plumage)


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. Males in nonbreeding plumage have largely white underparts, supercilium and cheeks.


Spotted during the "Festival Of Birds" at Rondeau Provincial Park in Ontario Canada.

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Pheucticus ludovicianus Rose-breasted Grosbeak

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Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

especially like the second photo - lovely!

CourtneyVerk 10 years ago

They are! I think I also got a photo of the female also. Will post as soon as I find it.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 10 years ago

Your welcome. These are such gorgeous birds, aren't they? Quite dapper...grin.

CourtneyVerk 10 years ago

Thanks Gordon!

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Ontario, Canada

Spotted on May 12, 2012
Submitted on May 25, 2012

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