Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)

© Howard B. Cheek

 Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)

May 04, 2009

Excellent capture,very pretty bird,Howard! #1123222

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The male Rose-breasted Grosbeak, boldly patterned in black, white, and rose, is easily identified. The drab, striped female, however, is more of a challenge, resembling a large sparrow or finch. A common bird of forests and second growth, the grosbeak's song is like that of the robin, only as sung by an opera singer, being mellower and more sweetly melodic.

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