In winter, Evening Grosbeaks wander in flocks. Their travels are unpredictable, but they may show up at bird feeders stocked with sunflower seeds.
Scientific Name: Coccothraustes vespertinus.
Length: 8 inches.
Wingspan: 13 inches.
Distinctive Markings: Male has a bright-yellow and brownish body, black tail, white wing patches and yellow band above the eye. Female is grayer overall with similar markings.
Nest: Builds a shallow saucer-shaped nest from plant materials. Lays two to five blue or turquoise speckled eggs.
Voice: Sharp, high and trilling “kleerr” call.
Habitat: Coniferous and mixed forest.
Diet: Tree buds, seeds and some insects.
Backyard Favorites: Scattered sunflower seeds on the ground or in feeders.
Bird Song & Range Map
Listen to the Evening Grosbeak’s song and learn where to spot them!
Bird songs provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Range maps provided by Kaufman Field Guides, the official field guide of Birds & Blooms.