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Bob Vuxinic

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A Pair Of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks Share A Hopper Feeder

Rose-breasted Grosbeak pair

3 replies on “A pair of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks share a hopper feeder”

Laura says:

I’ve never seen an adult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak with brown wing and back feathers before. Very interesting.

Bob Vuxinic says:

Part of that is an artifact of the glare of the sun hitting the black feathers. It might also be that the male is a young bird still not quite transitioned to its fully mature coloration.

Laura says:

It could be the light, but I don’t think a transitional male would have the defined black black head and full red bib. It could be an oddly, partially leucistic bird. Was it the normal color when you saw it?

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