Evening Grosbeak

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 was the American Birding Association (ABA) Bird of the Year 2012.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 20 March 2012
Scientific Name
Coccothraustes vespertinus
  • Passeriformes
  • Fringillidae
  • Coccothraustes
  • C. vespertinus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 7 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
6.5 to 7 inches
1.9 to 2.2 ounces

International Names

Czech (Cesky) dlask žlutočelý
Danish (Dansk) Aftenkernebider
Dutch (Nederlands) Avonddikbek
Finnish (Suomi) amerikannokkavarpunen
French (Français) Gros-bec errant
German (Deutsch) Abendkernbeisser
Italian (Italiano) Frosone vespertino americano
Japanese (日本語) キビタイシメ (kibitaishime)
Norwegian (Norsk) Gulbrynkjernebiter
Polish (Polski) grubodziób bialoskrzydly
Russian (русский язык) Вечерний американский дубонос
Spanish (Español) Pepitero Vespertino
Swedish (Svenska) Aftonstenknäck
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