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grosbeak

(grōs`bēk) [great beak], common name for various members of the family Fringillidae (finchfinch,
common name for members of the Fringillidae, the largest family of birds (including over half the known species), found in most parts of the world except Australia.
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 family). Grosbeaks are characterized by their large conical bills. The male rose-breasted grosbeak (Zamelodia ludoviciana) is striking with its white bill and summer plumage of black and white accented by a rose-red breast. Sometimes called potato-bug bird, it destroys these and other insects. The pine grosbeak of the Old and New Worlds, the largest of the finches, feeds on conifer seeds and wild fruits; the western, or black-headed, grosbeak is an enemy of scale insects, codling moths, and flower beetles. The eastern, or evening, grosbeak is metallic yellow with black and white wings and tail. The common European grosbeak is the hawfinch. Grosbeaks are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Passeriformes, family Fringillidae.
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You had me fooled, boy, but you didn't see a Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
0 Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 2.
Gynandromorphy occurs in a variety of avian taxa (Kumerloeve 1987, Patten 1993), with the most frequently reported species being the Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (Patten 1993).
With his bold black-and-white feathers accented with a slash of red on the chest, the male rose-breasted grosbeak is a striking sight.
The team determined that 97 percent of mourning dove nests and 100 percent of black-headed grosbeak nests in the study area were found in the quiet areas away from the din of compressors.
Small forest patches may also act as sinks for birds, such as Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla), Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), Veery (Catharus fuscescens), and Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus), in a metapopulation context (Nol et al.
an indigo bunting has brought his electric blue to my sphere so that each time the rose- breasted grosbeak alights for a sunflower chip I am stunned into wholeness, healed
From the Hooded Merganser; the White-Faced Ibis; the Whooping Crane; and the Acadian Flycatcher; to the Blue-Winged Warbler; the Yellow-Breasted Chat; the Snow Bunting; and the Evening Grosbeak, "Fifty Uncommon Birds Of The Upper Midwest" is an engaging and superbly presented compendium that is as much fun to browse through as it is educationally informative.
tested Anseriformes Canada Goose 253 Wood Duck 120 3 additional species 35 Columbiformes Mourning Dove 11 Rock Dove (b) 20 Galliformes Chukar (b) 22 Domestic Chicken (b) 63 2 additional species 16 Passeriformes Cedar Waxwing 5 Blue Grosbeak 2 Indigo Bunting 28 Northern Cardinal 129 American Crow 157 Red-winged Blackbird 39 Brown Thrasher 19 Gray Catbird 72 Ovenbird 32 House Sparrow 185 American Robin 79 Swainson's Thrush 32 45 additional species 422 Strigiformes Great Horned Owl (b) 9 2 additional species 3 Other (5 orders) 10 species 31 Total (10 orders) 81 species 1784 Order Common name No.
querula (Nuttall), Harris's I R sparrow Family Cardinalidae (grosbeaks) Cardinalis cardinalis (Linnacus), I A northern cardinal Passerina caerulea (Linnaeus), S O blue grosbeak P.
By 10, in addition to several more butterfly species, they had spotted a Mississippi kite sailing overhead, found the nest of a Blue Grosbeak with three healthy nestlings inside, and had a thrilling look at the bird considered by many to be most beautiful of all, the male Painted Bunting.