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Evening Grosbeaks

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by Bill on August 21, 2005 11:02 PM
The Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) is most commonly found in dense coniferous forests where they primarily dine on the seeds and buds of the evergreens, but they also eat destructive worms and caterpillars as well. Periodically, they will venture into the deciduous forests to search out Maple and Alder seeds.

They spend their summers in the northern half of the country and Canada where they raise their young, then they normally head south in late fall.

Evening Grosbeaks are about the size of a small robin with a short tail and stubby beak.

If you want to attract these birds to your garden be sure to have plenty of sunflower seeds!
They prefer to eat on the ground or on an elevated flat platform feeding station.

Male Evening Grosbeak

Female Evening Grosbeak  -

[grin]  - These are Cedar Hill birds!

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by afgreyparrot on August 22, 2005 12:39 AM
Nice photos! [thumb]
I have seen a bird like this but didn't know what it was.
(Kinda bird ignorant) [Confused]

Actually, only saw it here one time...the same year I saw another kind of grosbeak that was black and white (someone on the forum I.D.'d it for me).

Maybe I'm not in their usual flight plan... [nutz] [dunno]

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