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Evening grosbeak

Coccothraustes vespertinus


The genus Hesperiphona was introduced by Charles Lucien Bonaparte in 1850. The name is from Ancient Greek hesperos, "evening", and phone "cry", and the specific vespertina is Latin for "evening". The International Ornithologists' Union and the Handbook of the Birds of the World place the evening grosbeak in the genus Hesperiphona. However, the species is named Coccothraustes vespertinus (in the same genus as the hooded grosbeak and the hawfinch) by the Clements Checklist and the American Ornithologists' Union. - from Wikipedia


This is my first spotting of this birds. First three photos are male and the last photo is a female.

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RiekoSaito 2 years ago

Thank you very much Mr. Ridgway. I am happy to see this bird for the first time in my place. They came as a group and I could see both male/female. They are very beautiful birds.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Beautiful series Rieko.

RiekoSaito 2 years ago

Thank you so much for the nomination. I truly appreciate it.

RiekoSaito 2 years ago

Thank you Maria dB. This was my first time seeing them.

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Very cool spotting, Rieko! I'd love to see one but they only come rarely to our state.

AshleyT 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

It is a very cool bird!

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Bovina Center, New York, United States

Spotted on Oct 26, 2018
Submitted on Nov 2, 2018

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