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Blue grosbeak

Passerina caerulea


The male blue grosbeak is a beautiful bird, being almost entirely deep blue. The female is mostly brown. Both sexes are distinguished by their large, deep bill and double wing bars.


Jordan Lake, NC

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AshleyT 7 years ago
Blue Grosbeak
Passerina caerulea Blue Grosbeak

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Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Thanks, Ashley; I wasn't sure so I appreciate your confirmation.

AshleyT 7 years ago

This is a molting male, the head tends to turn blue before the rest of the body making them look pretty funny. You can also see some of the reddish on the wings which helps tell this apart from the indigo bunting.

Maria dB
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Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 3, 2014
Submitted on Jun 2, 2014

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