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 2 years ago 31 sec 4.8
A male in breeding plumage feeding at a feeder Locality Atlanta, Georgia, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Alan Larson 2005 8 years ago 16 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 6 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 10 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 6 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 6 years ago 17 sec 4.6
PhotosSee all 54 photos
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 2 years ago 4.4
Waiting at near feeder
Locality Montmagny, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 14 May 2008 3 years ago 4.3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Locality Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 22 May 2008 3 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 1 year ago 4.2
An adult male perched.
Locality Tennessee, USA (United States)
sophiebuck 6 May 2013 8 weeks ago 4.2
A male perched on a branch.
Locality Quebradas, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica
manuel retana 27 February 2012 2 years ago 4