rosebreasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 7.25 inches
Large, conical, pale bill
Rosy-red, triangular breast patch
Black head and upperparts
White patches in wing
White spots in black tail
Rosy-red wing linings
Male in fall and winter is duller, browner
Immature male similar to adult male in fall and winter but duller
Black and white crown stripes
White underparts with extensive streaking
Dark gray upperparts
Yellow to yellowish-orange wing linings
Immature female similar to adult female
Juvenile has buffy breast
Female-plumaged black-headed grosbeak is very similar to female-
plumaged rose-breasted grosbeak but has buffier breast and has streak-
ing confined to the sides.
Migration Status:Neotropical migrant
Nest Location:Mid-story/canopy nesting
Length of Incubation: 13-14 days
Days to Fledge:9-12
Number of Broods:1 or 2
Diet: Mostly insects; lesser quantities of fruit, seeds and flowers
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
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
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.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May U
Su - Summer: June, July, August U
Fall: September, October, November U
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley