Pine Grosbeak

Other Names: none

Distribution: subarctic forests in summer; southern Alaska, Canada, and the northern United States in winter.

Description:

Size: 20-25 cm in length.

Plumage: Adults have a long forked black tail, black wings with white wing bars and a large bill. Males have a rose-red to pink head, back and rump. Females are olive-yellow on the head and rump, and gray on the back and undersides. Young birds are a more uniform gray. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.

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Pine Grosbeak

Pine Grosbeak

Description

Male Pine Grosbeak, Pinicola enucleator montana - winter plumage

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Pine Grosbeak

Pine Grosbeak

Bill Shape
cone
long billed
Eats
apple-slices
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
sunflower-seed
Regions
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
labrador
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
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
jerks
Markings
round
tailbands
Sounds
clear
Location
ground dwelling
Habitat
flats
Forests
Marshes
Color
brown
gray
yellow
red
Body Shape
necklong
perching
Size
large
medium
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
finches - fringillidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species