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Evening Grosbeak

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Evening Grosbeak

Overview

Evening Grosbeak: Large, stocky finch. The male has a bright yellow back, rump, and underparts. Head is dark brown with heavy, pale bill; bright yellow eyebrows extend onto forehead. Wings are dark with bold white secondary patches; tail is dark. The female and juvenile females are similar, but grayer and with white-tipped tails; secondary wing patch is gray and base of inner primaries are white. Juvenile male resembles female, but have white secondaries. Feeds on insects, buds, sap, seeds, fruits and berries. Swift bounding flight.

Range and Habitat

Evening Grosbeak: Breeds from British Columbia east to Nova Scotia and south to northern New England, Minnesota, the mountains of Mexico, and California. Spends winters south to California, Texas, and South Carolina; nests in coniferous forests and visits deciduous woodlands and suburban areas in the winter.

INTERESTING FACTS

Evening Grosbeaks devour surprising quantities of raw salt.
These birds have been observed eating 96 sunflower seeds in five minutes.
A group of grosbeaks are collectively known as a "gross" of grosbeaks.

The Evening Grosbeak is a terrestrial bird. This bird species is native to the United States, Miquelon, Saint Pierre, Mexico and Canada. It is also sometimes a visitor to the United Kingdom and Norway. The Evening Grosbeak has a range of nearly 4 million square kilometers. The population is estimated at around 6 million individuals. This bird species is currently evaluated as Least Concern as a result of its large population as well as its large range. The Least Concern rating is a downgraded rating from a prior Lower Risk rating that was issued in 2000.

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