grosbeak


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Synonyms for grosbeak

any of various finches of Europe or America having a massive and powerful bill

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On April 26, 6 days after the death of the pigeon, 5 days after the death of the grosbeak starling, and 4 days after the release from the hospital of the Indian pygmy goose, cholecalciferol pellets (Fig 2) were found within the crowned pigeon exhibit by keeper staff.
It's an immature Black-headed Grosbeak, a species I've never seen in Massachusetts and rare enough here that, once I get the word out, birders will troop to our yard to see it.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THREE SONGBIRDS American Evening Grosbeak Goldfinch Yellow Warbler Coloring Yellow forehead, Black forehead, Yellow-green on (adult male) brownish-black yellow body, top with bright head, yellow black and white yellow on the belly, and wings and tail throat and patches of white underside and black on the wings and tail Diet Fruit, large Seeds Insects and seeds (such as occasionally cherry pits), and fruit insects Songs * Evenly spaced, Twitters and Rapid notes that long chirps warbles that sound like sound like "sweet-sweet- "po-ta-to-chip" sweet-I'm-so- sweet" * TEACHERS, VISIT WWWSCHOLASTIC.
On the inside of each lip is the haphazardly stamped name of the illustrated bird allowing the viewer to mouth Boat Tailed Grackle, Red Breasted Grosbeak, Loggerhead Shrike, Yellow-breasted Chat, Brown Booby, Rufous Sided Towhee, the Mangrove Cuckoo and Tufted Titmouse.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Prothonotary Warbler, Least Bittern, Roseate Spoonbill, Snowy Egret, Wood Stork and Painted Bunting are just some of the birds that draw wildlife connoisseurs.
JICT is 51% owned by Grosbeak Pte Ltd a subsidiary of Hong Kong based Hutchison Port Holding and 49% by state-owned port operator Pelindo II.
5 (Seiurus noveboracensis) Wood duck (Aix sponsa) -- -- -- Prairie warbler (Dendroica discolor) -- -- -- Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) -- -- -- Northern oriole (Icterus galbula) -- -- -- Black-crowned night heron -- -- -- (Nyctiocorax nyctiocorax) Rose-breasted grosbeak -- -- -- (Pheucticus ludovicianus) Blue-headed vireo (Vireo solitarius) -- -- -- Cx.
In contrast, 7 species (Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Cardinal, Hooded Warbler) were at least 1 standard deviation below their historical mean.
I remember a sycamore in front of a ruined farmhouse, And instantly and clearly the revelation Of a song of incredible purity and joy, My first rose-breasted grosbeak, Facing the low sun, his body Suffused with light.
These birds included 1 vulture, 10 raptors, 1 quail, 6 doves, 1 cuckoo, 3 owls, 1 swift, 2 hummingbirds, 5 woodpeckers, 7 flycatchers, 1 shrike, 2 vireos, 1 jay, 2 crows, 6 swallows, 1 chickadee, 1 titmouse, 5 wrens, 1 kinglet, 1 gnatcatcher, 3 thrushes, 3 mimic thrushes, 1 starling, 1 pipit, 1 waxwing, 11 warblers, 1 tanager, 13 sparrows, 1 cardinal, 1 grosbeak, 2 buntings, 1 dickcissel, 2 blackbirds, 1 meadowlark, 2 grackles, 1 cowbird, 1 oriole, 1 goldfinch, 1 finch, and 1 weaver finch.
A PINE grosbeak - the largest European finch - recently strayed south from the forests of northern Scandinavia to the Shetland Isles.
Upward trends have been recorded for the western kingbird, blue grosbeak, and cliff swallow, among others.
One year, the crowd of 332, still a record, evaporated in seconds when news came through of a newly- arrived rose-breasted grosbeak just up the road.