Crimson-collared Grosbeak: Large finch with blood-red body, brown-red back, black hood, bib, huge conical bill, and dark wings. Forages in brushy woodland. Feeds on insects, larvae, seeds, fruits, berries. Short flights, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled briefly to sides.
Range and Habitat
Crimson-collared Grosbeak: Native of northeastern Mexico, sometimes wintering in the lower Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas; inhabits brushy woodlands.
The life history and ecological requirements for the Crimson-collared Grosbeak are poorly documented.
They have been observed feeding on a variety of fruit, including mangos, loquat, oranges, and chinaberry.
A group of grosbeaks are collectively known as a "gross" of grosbeaks.
The Costa's Hummingbird has a large range, estimated globally at 130,000 square kilometers. It is native to the Mexico and the United States and prefers forest or shrubland ecosystems, though it has been known to reside in degraded former forests. The global population of this bird has not been quantified, but it does not appear to meet population decline criteria that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. The current evaluation status of the Crimson-collared Grosbeak is Least Concern.