Rose-breasted Grosbeak

About the Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Also known as: Common Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are songbirds named for the dark patch of red on adult male birds, and for their large, seed-crushing beaks. Females have different plumage, resembling large sparrows or drab finches.

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are migratory, breeding across northeastern parts of North America, and wintering in Central America and northern South America.

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks construct flimsy nests in trees or shrubs. Both adult birds share incubation duties.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 10 July 2012
Scientific Name
Pheucticus ludovicianus
  • Passeriformes
  • Cardinalidae
  • Pheucticus
  • P. ludovicianus
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 29 November 2018)
  • 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
7.1 to 8.3 inches
11.4 to 13 inches
1.4 to 1.7 ounces


International Names

Chinese 玫胸白斑翅雀
Czech dlaskovec růžovoprsý
Danish Rosenbrystet Kernebider
Dutch Roodborstkardinaal
Finnish punarintakardinaali
French Cardinal à poitrine rose
German Rosenbrust-Kernknacker
Italian Beccogrosso pettorosa
Japanese ムネアカイカル [muneakaikaru]
Norwegian Rosenbrysttykknebb
Polish luszcz strojny
Russian Красногрудый кардинал
Spanish Piquigrueso Degollado
Swedish Brokig kardinal
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