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Grosbeak (Rose-breasted)

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Pheucticus ludovicianus
Grosbeak (Rose-breasted)


They spend the summers as far north as the Yukon, throughout eastern Canada and the eastern U.S. In the winter they go south to Mexico and South America.


They are found in deciduous woods, orchards, and yards.

Body Traits

They are large birds with a black back, white belly and red chest patch. Females are mottled brown and white. They have large beaks for cracking seeds.


They are common at bird feeders.


They eat insects, seeds and buds.

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They build an open cup nest of twigs and grasses in trees. The females lay 1-5 light green-blue eggs.

Grosbeak (Rose-breasted)


Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vetebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Passerida
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus:  Pheucticus
Species: P. ludovicianus

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