Evening Grosbeak

Other Names: none

Distribution: northern and western North America, wherever box elder trees are found.

Evening Grosbeak distribution range map

Description:

Size: 17-18 cm in length with a 32-34 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Males have a brown head shading to yellow on the lower back, rump, and underparts; a bright yellow forehead and eyebrow; and bold white wing patches over black flight feathers. Females are similar but grayer where males are yellow. The legs are pinkish-black, the beak is olive green, and the eyes are black.

Species image
Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak

Bill Shape
cone
long billed
Eats
apple-slices
commercial-mixed-bird-seed
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
sunflower-seed
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
walking
Behavior
flocks
zigzag
Markings
streaks
tailstripes
Sounds
staccato
Location
ground dwelling
south in winter
Habitat
fir forest
oakpinewoodland
flats
Forests
Urban
Marshes
Color
black
brown
yellow
Body Shape
perching
Size
medium
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
finches - fringillidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species