Evening grosbeaks will flock to your feeders in winter. Learn how to attract evening grosbeaks to your yard, and listen to their song.
Photo: George Harrison
- Scientific Name: Coccothraustes vespertinus.
- Family: Finch.
- Length: 8 inches.
- Wingspan: 14 inches.
- Distinctive Markings: Males have a bright-yellow and brownish body, black tail, white wing patches and yellow band above their eyes. Females are grayish overall with similar markings.
- Nest: Shallow cup-shaped nests. Lays two to five blue or turquoise eggs.
- Song: Sharp, high and trilling "kleerr" call.
- Habitat: Lives year-round in coniferous forests of northern U.S. and Canada, and in Western mountains.
- Diet: Tree buds, seeds and some insects.
- Backyard Favorites: Scatter sunflower seeds on the ground or in feeders.
Listen to this bird’s song