Birds of St. Charles County, MO
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Pheucticus ludovicianus

Size: 7-8"

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.

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