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Grosbeak (Evening)

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Coccothraustes vespertinus
Grosbeak (Evening)


They are found as far north as the Yukon all through Canada and the U.S.


They live mostly in conifer forests, but are often seen in parks and yards.

Body Traits

They have a large, yellow body with a dark head and white wing patches. They have a big, pale beak for cracking seeds. They have a yellow eyebrow.


In the winter they form flocks. They are often seen at bird feeders.


They eat mostly seeds and some insects.

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They build nests of twigs, lined with grass and pine needles in a tree. The female lays 3-4 pale blue-green eggs with some spots.

Grosbeak (Evening)


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vetebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus:     Coccothraustes
Species: C. vespertinus

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