Rose-breasted Grosbeak

(Pheucticus ludovicianus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant and breeder

Habitat

Deciduous and mixed forests with shrubs

Size

7 to 8½ in length

12½ wingspan

     
 

 

  Photo by Ramona Abrego
 
Identification

 

 
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Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Late April to late October

 
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Phenology

April 5, 2012 – First sighting in spring

 
Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Cardinalidae (cardinal, grosbeaks, and relatives)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Ramona Abrego
       
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Aleesha Saul
       

First sighting this year.

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Gerry Garcia
       
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Connie H.
       
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Sarah Z
       

Beautiful male on my backyard feeder this morning. First spring I’ve had grosbeaks. Love them.

  Rose-breasted Grosbeak    
       
Trisha
       

Gross beak

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Bill Reynolds
       

Male

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Female

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  Rose-breasted Grosbeak
The Music of Nature
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on Jun 17, 2010

You can imagine my delight at capturing this video portrait of a singing male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. What's more, he's a very pretty specimen! The male's lilting musical carol has been compared to the song of "a Robin who took singing lessons."

© 2010 Lang Elliott
musicofnature.org

   
       
  Rose-breasted Grosbeak Portrait
ebirdr
 
   
 
About

Published on Jun 10, 2012

The Rose-breasted Grosbeak is a common bird in Canada west of Rockies and eastern U.S. Deciduous forests near open fields, second growth, suburbs, orchards, feeders.

It has a huge white bill. The male has a black head and back with a bright red breast, white underparts and rump. The wings have white bars. In flight the underwings show white patch and red wingpits. The female looks somewhat like a large sparrow. It is brownish and heavily streaked. with a white eyebrow stripe.

The song is very Robin-like only more melodious.

   
       
  Rose Breasted Grosbeak Male Close up
seahue
 
   
 
About

Published on May 4, 2011

I was leaning out the window to film the wood thrush and the catbird when I heard a fluttering of wings to my left. As I panned slowly towards the sound....

   
       
  Rose-breasted Grosbeak in full song
revalkit
 
   
 
About

Published on Apr 21, 2012

Video shot in East Lake View, Chicago on 4/21/12

   
       
  Grosbeak Mother and Daughter
seahue
 
   
 
About

Published on Jul 10, 2012

The rose breasted grosbeak population has been thriving...every year I see more and more of them...this is the first time I've filmed a young one:)

Music mix by Numeron. From CCMIXTER. Titled 'Melted Heart Of Steel'.

http://ccmixter.org/files/Numeron/38103
http://ccmixter.org/files/Javolenus/37167

   
       

 

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Ramona Abrego

Location: Washington County

Rose-breasted Grosbeak


Aleesha Saul
5/14/2019

Location: Dassel, MN

First sighting this year.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak


jmeyer
5/14/2020

Location: 23 miles w/o Minneapolis

Black oil sunflower seed feeder: one sighting of a male two days ago and at least six today, three females and three males for sure. It was difficult to count because they were so active. Wondering if they are migrating through?


Michelle
5/13/2020

Location: Maplewood, MN.

We just had our first sighting of a male rose-breasted grosbeak at our sunflower seed feeder.


Tammy Reinke
5/8/2020

Location: Grant, Minnesota (near Stillwater)

Male and female eating black-oil sunflower seeds at platform feeder


Rick E.
5/5/2020

Location: Mantorville Mn...

Beautiful male


Fogerty
5/26/2019

Location: Eden Prairie

Saw at feeder. First sighting for me.


Gerry Garcia
5/12/2019

Location: West Bloomington, MN

Rose-breasted Grosbeak


Coffee Goddess
5/10/2018

Location: Mazeppa MN

3 males and 1 female in platform feeder


Connie H.
5/10/2018

Location: Andover, MN

Rose-breasted Grosbeak


Sarah Z
5/9/2018

Location: Lakeville, MN

Beautiful male on my backyard feeder this morning. First spring I’ve had grosbeaks. Love them.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak


Plato
5/9/2018

Location: Fergus Falls MN

Several Males and a female – so beautiful!


Kathie
5/8/2018

Location: West St Paul

male has made many visits to the feeder over the past 3 days


Vicki
5/2/2018

Location: My back yard platform feeder in Prior Lake, MN

I’ve never seen one at our feeder in the 3 years we’ve lived here.


Trisha
12/6/2016

Gross beak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak


Bill Reynolds
10/5/2013

Female

Rose-breasted Grosbeak


Bill Reynolds
5/21/2011

Male

Rose-breasted Grosbeak


     
     
 
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