Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) - HBW 16, p. 407
French: Cardinal à poitrine rose
Spanish: Picogrueso Pechirrosado
Other common names: Common Grosbeak
Taxonomy: Loxia ludoviciana Linnaeus, 1766, Louisiana, USA.
In the past, this species and P. melanocephalus sometimes placed in a separate genus, Hedymeles; the two have been thought to form a superspecies, and frequently considered conspecific; they hybridize in overlap zone E of Rocky Mts. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds S Canada from extreme S District of MacKenzie E to Great Slave L and NE British Columbia, and C & N Alberta, E to Ontario (S from N shore of L Superior), S Quebec (S of c. 49°) and SE Newfoundland, S in USA to NE North Dakota, E South Dakota, NE Nebraska, NC Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and inland at higher altitudes to extreme N Georgia. Migrates to region from NE & W Mexico (from SW Tamaulipas and Nayarit) S through Central America to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, rarely E to Guyana; also West Indies (mostly Bahamas, Cuba, Cayman Is) and sparingly Bermuda.
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VideosSee all 28 videos
Male rose-breasted grosbeak sinigng on his territory. © 2010 Garth McElroy Locality Maine, USA (United States)
wildbirdvideos 15 May 2010 3 years ago 31 sec 4.8
A lateral and front view of a female on a branch Locality Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, Ontario, Canada (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2005 7 years ago 16 sec 4.8
A male eating mulberries followed by a female searching for food among leaves Locality High Island, Galveston County, Texas, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Steven Siegel 30 April 1999 11 years ago 30 sec 4.7
A female in a tree in suburban garden Locality Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Alexander Grimwade 24 April 2007 7 years ago 28 sec 4.7
A female perched on a branch Locality Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, Ontario, Canada (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2005 7 years ago 17 sec 4.6
A male in breeding plumage feeding Locality Atlanta, Georgia, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Alan Larson 2005 9 years ago 16 sec 4.6
PhotosSee all 65 photos
Waiting at near feeder
Locality Montmagny, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 14 May 2008 4 years ago 4.4
male bird perched near manor homoe on Lake Bluff campus
Locality Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary, Manistee County, Michigan, USA (United States)
Tom Moxley 8 July 2010 3 years ago 4.4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Locality Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 22 May 2008 4 years ago 4.3
Female feeding on Muntingia calabura (Capulín) fruits.
Locality Villanueva de Pedregoso, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica
manuel retana 20 November 2012 2 years ago 4.2
An adult male perched.
Locality Tennessee, USA (United States)
sophiebuck 6 May 2013 1 year ago 4.2
Under rain at Finca El Socorro
Locality Heredia Province, Costa Rica
Josef Widmer 17 December 2014 7 weeks ago 4.1