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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Description

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.

Uploaded on May 04, 2009


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