About the Rose-breasted Grosbeak
name: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Chunky birds with huge, pale, seed-cracking bill. Males have jet black
head, back, and wings with prominent wing bars; white below with brilliant red
inverted triangle on chest; sexes are strongly dimorphic: females
resemble large, dull streaky sparrow.
8 in. long; 12.5 in. wingspan; weighs about 1.6 oz.
Song is a series of musical phrases that sounds like an American Robin “in a
range: North America’s eastern deciduous forests
range: Forests and edges from central Mexico south to Columbia,
Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru
insects, fruits, and seeds
Nests in fork of deciduous trees 10-20 feet above ground; 3-4 eggs; incubation
12-13 days; young leave nest at 10 days of age; one brood per year.