All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Rose-breasted Grosbeak</strong> - male
<em>Pheucticus ludovicianus</em>
Oak Ridge, TN
Sept. 25, 2007
I first noticed this bird squabbling with a female cardinal (unseen on the other side of the feeder) from my living room window. I could se...
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - male
Pheucticus ludovicianus
Oak Ridge, TN
Sept. 25, 2007
I first noticed this bird squabbling with a female cardinal (unseen on the other side of the feeder) from my living room window. I could see only the back of it, so I couldn't figure out what it was. Finally, it turned and I could see the red patch on its chest, then I knew it was a Rose-breasted Grosbeak. I had seen the female over the weekend, but I didn't know what she was. "Grosbeak" means "large beak".

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