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Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)


Photo © Guy Lichter

Rose-breasted Grosbeak nest

Photo © RenĂ© Corado

Rose-breasted Grosbeak eggs

Photo © RenĂ© Corado

Adult male

Photo © Gary Tyson

Female

Photo © Kelly Dilello

Immature male

Photo © Cameron Rognan

Immature Male

Photo © Kelly Azar

Adult male

Photo © Mary Fran

Female

Photo © Joel DeYoung

Squeak call

© Gregory F. Budney

Squeak and flight calls

© Randolph S. Little

Distress calls from bird in hand

© James L. Gulledge

Call from fledlging and agitated call from adult female

© K. W. Worden

Soft song

© K. W. Worden

When To Look

Source: Birds of North America Online

Where To Find It

Habitats

forest

open woodland

shrub

Substrates

Live Tree Branch

Bush or Shrub

Vine or Tangle

What You'll Find

Nest Type

cup

Chick

Altricial

Clutch Size

3
4
5

Nest Height

20 ft
4 ft

Nesting Statistics

Incubation Period

11-14
days

Brooding Period

9,12
days

Useful Hints

  • The nest of the Rose-breasted Grosbeak is so thinly constructed that eggs often can be seen from below through the nest.
  • The male Rose-breasted Grosbeak participates in incubation of the eggs.
  • Both sexes sing quietly to each other when they exchange places. The male will sing his normal song while near or actually on the nest.