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rose-breasted grosbeak

  1. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    A full adult male. It takes them two years to acquire this plumage.
  2. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    An adult female, distinguished from the similar female Black-headed Grosbeak of the American West by the female Rose-breast's more heavily streaked breast and pale bill .
  3. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    I believe this is an immature, second calendar year (SY) male. This plumage seems to be highly variable with some birds looking almost like adult males and others, such as this, more like females with a red chest. This species is a migrant in Texas, most common along the coast.
  4. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) male.
  5. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    We returned from a trip to find this immature male (formative plumage) Rose-breasted Grosbeak visiting our sunflower feeders. This image was taken through our back window. This is a rare but regular visitor to California from the East. Note the pink wash on its chest and its mostly pale pink...
  6. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    This looks like an adult male, but notice the brownish, worn patches on its wings and tail suggesting retained juvenile feathers. If so, this bird would have been hatched in 2021.
  7. Rose-breasted grosbeak-female

    Rose-breasted grosbeak-female

    Now for the ladies.
  8. Rose-breasted grosbeak

    Rose-breasted grosbeak

    These guys took over the feeder today. First time back this spring!
  9. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    This is a female. It is distinguished from the similar female Black-headed Grosbeak by the Rose-breasted's heavy dark streaks across its chest, less buff on its breast, and all pink bill. This species is a migrant in Texas, most common along the coast.
  10. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    This is an adult male in breeding plumage. Note the black streaking on the sides of breast and along flanks which varies individually in this species as does the shape of the triangular rose-colored breast-patch. This species is a migrant in Texas, most common along the coast.
  11. Rose-breasted Grosbeak..jpg

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak..jpg

    He didn't stay for long however it's always a blessing to see these wonderful colored birds. I still haven't seen a female this year however the Summer Tanagers are making visits still occasionally.
  12. Rose-breasted Grosbeak   (male)

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)

    This is one of our squirrel proof feeders. They work well.
  13. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    The rose-breasted grosbeaks have arrived and I couldn't resist taking a photo of this male with suet in his beak.
  14. Rather cluttered..

    Rather cluttered..

    ..but an unusual species for me for this time of year. Usually only a springtime & summer visitor. I was still delighted to see him though.
  15. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

  16. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    I think this is the female. This squirrel proof feeder has served us well. That perch slides down with the squirrels weight covering the seed opening with an ornamental piece of metal.
  17. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

  18. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    This is the male of course, and waiting for a shot at the feeder.
  19. A side view...

    A side view...

    His next move was to get as close to the sunflowers as he could, but he is to large to fit through the cage.
  20. RBGB

    RBGB

    Cardinal poitrine rose
  21. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Cardinal poitrine rose Female standing on a feeder at a friend's place.
  22. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) Female, species sexually dimorphic. South Padre Island Convention Center, South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Barrier Island, small coastal woodland adjacent to Laguna Madre at ca. 2 m (6.6 ft) elevation.
  23. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) Male, species sexually dimorphic. South Padre Island Convention Center, South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Barrier Island, small coastal woodland adjacent to Laguna Madre at ca. 2 m (6.6 ft) elevation.
  24. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    This is the male, and I bet you had already guessed that. :) Funny thing, I rarely get a shot or even see the female.
  25. Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    This is my squirrel proof feeder. I tried to get this guy on a tree, but the one I finally did get is a little to distant.
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