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Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

 

Length: 7-8.5 inches Song: The rose breasted grosbeak has rich, melodious phrases interspersed with call notes.
Wingspan: 12-13 inches Behavior: Are solitary or in pairs in the breeding season. Flocks are in migration in the winter time.
Weight: 1.6 ounces Breeding: Monogamous. Solitary. Male and females rub bill to display affection during courtship.
Habitat: Forest edge, oak riparian,open forest,more space between the trees, tundra forest and semiopen areas. Population: They are common in deciduous forests. Rare in the West and southern California
Migration: Migration Feeders: Use decreases commonly during the migration.
Appearance: Black head, black back, white wing patch, and a white shoulder patch.
Interesting Facts: Males sing to win a females. When male birds fly, they show of their red wing lining to get female birds.

Compiled by Ayah & Hannah, Middletown Elementary School, Louisville, KY
Information from Birds of North America by Fred J Alsop III, DK Publishing, Inc., 2001

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Last Updated: February 28, 2012

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