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About the Evening Grosbeak

The Evening Grosbeak is a stocky finch with a heavy, thick bill. Males have yellow foreheads and bodies, with dark heads and shoulders, and prominent white wing patches. Females are olive-brown, with light underparts.

Evening Grosbeaks breed across parts of southern Canada into parts of the western United States. They are irruptive migrants - residents in their breeding grounds year-round, occasionally traveling in large flocks outside of their summer homes during the winter months in search of food.

The Evening Grosbeak is the American Birding Association (ABA) Bird of the Year 2012! Birdorable is proud to support this program by donating 25% of the retail price for all Birdorable Evening Grosbeak sales to the ABA.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 20 March 2012
Scientific Name Coccothraustes vespertinus
  • Passeriformes
  • Fringillidae
  • Coccothraustes
  • C. vespertinus
Birdorable Family Finches
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
6.5 to 7 inches
1.9 to 2.2 ounces
Range North America United States (West) United States (East)

International Names

  • dlask žlutočelý (Czech)
  • Aftenkernebider (Danish)
  • Avonddikbek (Dutch)
  • amerikannokkavarpunen (Finnish)
  • Gros-bec errant (French)
  • Abendkernbeisser (German)
  • Frosone vespertino americano (Italian)
  • キビタイシメ (kibitaishime) (Japanese)
  • Gulbrynkjernebiter (Norwegian)
  • grubodziób bialoskrzydly (Polish)
  • Вечерний американский дубонос (Russian)
  • Pepitero Vespertino (Spanish)
  • Aftonstenknäck (Swedish)

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Personalized ABA Evening Grosbeak Swag

Personalized ABA Evening Grosbeak Swag

Back in March the American Birding Association (ABA) announced that their bird of the year for 2012 would be the Evening Grosbeak. We are supporting the ABA with sales of Birdorable Evening ... more
Evening Grosbeak Coloring Page

Evening Grosbeak Coloring Page

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