Evening Grosbeak male 5/23/15


I hear these beauties everywhere on the mountain slopes but don’t often see them since they’ve paired up for the breeding season, and no longer roam around in winter flocks. Grosbeak isn’t a natural group of closely related birds, but a loose collection of big-beaked songbirds from the finch, tanager, weaver, and cardinal groups. The Evening Grosbeak male above is actually a Cardueline finch.

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