Male: (Shown) A plump black and white bird with a large, triangular rose patch in the center of chest. Wing linings are rosy red. Large ivory bill.
Female: Heavily streaked brown and white bird with large white eyebrows. Orange yellow wing linings.
Juvenile: Same as female.
Nest: Female and male build cup nest. One to two broods per year.
Eggs: 3-5; blue green with brown markings
Incubation: 13-14 days; female and male incubate
Fledging: 9-12 days; male and female feed young
Migration: The Rose-breasted Grosbeak is a migrator and can be found in St. Charles County during the summer months.
Food: Insects, seeds, fruit, and will come to seed feeders.