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rose breasted grosbeak (female)

Pheucticus ludovicianus

Description:

migrating thru High Island , TX. Adult males are black-and-white birds with a brilliant red chevron extending from the black throat down the middle of the breast. Females and immatures are brown and heavily streaked, with a bold whitish stripe over the eye. Males flash pink-red under the wings; females flash yellowish. Both sexes show white patches in the wings and tail. Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are stocky, medium-sized songbirds with very large triangular bills. They are broad-chested, with a short neck and a medium-length, squared tail.

Habitat:

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks breed in eastern forests; you can find them among both deciduous trees and conifers. They are most common in regenerating woodlands and often concentrate along forest edges and in parks. During migration, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks frequent fruiting trees to help fuel their flights to Central and South America.

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2 Comments

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

thanks Gerardo

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Wonderful shots !

SusanEllison
Spotted by
SusanEllison

Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 26, 2013
Submitted on Apr 28, 2013

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