Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)

Renee Dawson

Carrying Place, Canada

Artist's Description

Male rose-breasted grosbeak photograph taken on my property in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. This was the first time I’d ever seen one here. I always get excited when a new bird visits :)

Image taken with a Canon EOS Rebel XTi and 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens. ISO 200, f/5.6, AP Mode, SS 1/640.

Grosbeak info. courtesy of Wikipedia
The Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus, is a large seed-eating bird in the cardinal family, Cardinalidae.

The adult is 19 cm (7.5 in) long and weighs 47 g (1.7 oz). It has dark upperparts, white underparts and a large pale bill. The adult male has a black head, wings and upperparts and a bright rose-red patch on its breast; the wings have white patches and rose red linings. The adult female has dark grey upperparts, a white stripe over the eye, streaked underparts and yellowish wing linings.

The song resembles a more refined version of the American Robin’s. The call is a sharp pink.

The Rose-breasted Grosbeak’s breeding habitat is open deciduous woods across most of Canada and the eastern United States.

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