Monday, May 4, 2009

The Rose-breasted Grosbeak has Landed

I do not know what type of bird this is yet! (I do now though). I will try to look him up and then will post again with its true name, he is another beautiful bird. This bird also has red under the tops of each wing as well. I noticed this bird on the deck Saturday morning, then this morning I saw he came back. So this is my first capture of him. The goal with him is to get a picture of him with his wing or both wings open some to show off all his beauty....I found him on this website:

He is the Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianu, is a member of the Family Cardinalidae (Grosbeaks & Buntings). The male is distinguished by a rosy-red, triangular breast patch, black head and upper parts, white under parts, white wing patches and rosy-red wing linings, and a black tail with white spots. The female has black and white crown strips, white under parts with extensive streaking, dark gray upper parts, and yellow to yellow-orange wing linings.The Rose-breasted Grosbeak is a neotropical migrant that breeds in woodland habitat. It is a mid-story or canopy nester with a diet consisting mostly of insects, and lesser quantities of fruit, seeds, and flowers.

Now to find the female! OR is this the female and the bird posted above duking it out with the Woodpecker the male. There is a black and white crown stripe, but her wing lining is not yellow to's red hummmmm


  1. Wow...the red on his breast is so vibrant! Great shot! =)

  2. WOW, that is just a absolutly breath taking bird, I am sure that Hairo (our cat) would go nuts if he saw that bird, he loves to watch the finches we have here...and make his chatter noise!