Rose-breasted Grosbeak?
30 Aug 2017, 11:34 AM,
#1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak?
           
A couple days ago, a grosbeak showed up at the feeder. With binocs, the bird's bill appeared uniformly pale, not bicolored. The breast, including the center, was finely streaked. I'd appreciate some feedback on whether it's a female Black-headed, a 1st-Fall/Winter male Rose-breasted, a hybrid, or ???

Thx, Ron
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30 Aug 2017, 12:21 PM,
#2
RE: Rose-breasted Grosbeak?
Ron, that breast and side streaking looks very fine, which makes me lean female Black-headed. Spring males sure are a lot easier, aren't they?!

Jason
Flagstaff, AZ
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31 Aug 2017, 9:25 PM,
#3
RE: Rose-breasted Grosbeak?
Same question: At Picture Canyon today. First picture looks very similar to Ron's bird. I don't know for sure if the second picture is actually a different bird but what you can see of the streaking looks coarser to me. Thoughts?
   
   
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