evening grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION:

  • Length: 7.25 inches

  • Large, pale, conical bill

  • Short tail

  • Distinctive call note often given in flight

  • Frequently gathers in flocks

Male:

  • Yellow forehead, supercilium and body

  • Brown head and upperback

  • Black wings and tail

  • Large white patch in wing

Female:

  • Gray upperparts

  • Pale gray underparts

  • Black wings and tail

  • White patches in wings

Similar species:

The male evening grosbeak is instantly recognizable. Females have
large bills, short tails and distinctive call notes.

 

LIFE HISTORY

Migration Status: Short distance migrant
Breeding Habitat: Woodland
Nest Location: Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type: Open-cup
Clutch Size: 2-5
Length of Incubation: 11-14 days
Days to Fledge: 13-14
Number of Broods: 2?
Diet: Primarily seeds and fruit; lesser quantities of insects

 

SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE

 

Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.

 

Relative abundance
     C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
     U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
            numbers.
     O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
            sometimes low numbers.
     R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
     Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.

 

Seasonal Occurrence
      Sp - Spring: March, April, May
      Su - Summer: June, July, August
      Fall: September, October, November

      Winter: December, January, February

 

Note: The status of evening grosbeck is undetermined.

 

 

 

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