rosebreasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.

 

IDENTIFICATION

  • Length: 7.25 inches

  • Large, conical, pale bill

Adult male:

  • Rosy-red, triangular breast patch

  • Black head and upperparts

  • White underparts

  • 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

Adult female:

  • 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

Similar species:

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.

 

LIFE HISTORY

Migration Status:Neotropical migrant
Breeding Habitat:Woodland
Nest Location:Mid-story/canopy nesting
Nest Type:Open-cup
Clutch Size:3-6
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.

 

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
U
      Su - Summer: June, July, August U
      Fall: September, October, November U

      Winter: December, January, February

 

 

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