rose-breasted grosbeak


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rose-breasted grosbeak

n.
A migratory songbird (Pheucticus ludovicianus) of the Americas, the male of which is black and white with a rose-red patch on the breast.

rose′-breast`ed gros′beak


n.
a North American grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus, the male of which has a rose-pink triangular breast patch.
[1800–10, Amer.]
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The Isles of Scilly got in on the action with a Cedar Waxwing, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Wilson's Snipe, Cliff Swallow and Red-Eyed Vireo.
Nine species that breed locally, with some unknown proportion still in transit, comprised 1113 observations: American Redstart, Warbling Vireo, Baltimore Oriole, Bluegray Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus), and Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireoflavifrons) (Table 5).
For instance, the beautiful rose-breasted grosbeak that spends the summer in your backyard is impacted by deforestation in the Yucatan.
For example, the rose-breasted grosbeak has declined in mass by about 4 percent, while the Kentucky warbler has dropped 3.
Small forest patches may also act as sinks for birds, such as Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla), Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), Veery (Catharus fuscescens), and Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus), in a metapopulation context (Nol et al.
5 (Seiurus noveboracensis) Wood duck (Aix sponsa) -- -- -- Prairie warbler (Dendroica discolor) -- -- -- Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) -- -- -- Northern oriole (Icterus galbula) -- -- -- Black-crowned night heron -- -- -- (Nyctiocorax nyctiocorax) Rose-breasted grosbeak -- -- -- (Pheucticus ludovicianus) Blue-headed vireo (Vireo solitarius) -- -- -- Cx.
In contrast, 7 species (Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Cardinal, Hooded Warbler) were at least 1 standard deviation below their historical mean.
Rose-breasted grosbeak nests are so loosely built that it is sometimes possible to count the eggs from below.
BIRDERS FLOCK TO SEE GROSBEAK: Bird lovers in southern Oregon have been beating the bushes with their binoculars hoping to catch a glimpse of a rare rose-breasted grosbeak, which has been seen hanging around a Medford bird feeder since Saturday.
The rose-breasted grosbeak is black and white with a large triangle of rose-red on its breast.
One year, the crowd of 332, still a record, evaporated in seconds when news came through of a newly- arrived rose-breasted grosbeak just up the road.