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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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Nine species that breed locally, with some unknown proportion still in transit, comprised 1113 observations: American Redstart, Warbling Vireo, Baltimore Oriole, Bluegray Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus), and Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireoflavifrons) (Table 5).
Another would be memorable for the warbler migration; another for visitation by orioles or rose-breasted grosbeaks.
Millet: buntings, cardinals, doves, finches, grosbeaks, pigeons, siskins, sparrows, thrashers, wrens
Francis said the low vocal frequencies of mourning doves and black-headed grosbeaks appear to overlap with most human-caused noises, which may inhibit vocal communication required for repelling rivals, pairing and nesting.
Finches munch on a feeder filled with thistles, woodpeckers and grosbeaks enjoy the compacted seed block, hummingbirds and orioles flock to the nectar feeder.
The six suspects sold the birds, which included indigo and painted buntings, blue grosbeaks and Northern cardinals, between October 2004 and June 2005 in violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Pine grosbeaks flock in occasionally, stay a few days, and then leave again.
but I was hoping for a flaunt of orioles, the blue scorch of a bunting, the grosbeaks blood cravat.
That was before evening grosbeaks started tumbling from the snow-laden sky like bronzed autumn leaves falling from the big sugar maple in my front yard.
There are now three species of Scrub Jay, Rose-breasted and Black-headed Grosbeaks really are different, and what used to be the Solitary Vireo is actually three species.
The company's millet seeds attract small birds and groundfeeders such as doves, finches and chickadees; hemp seeds entice cardinals, grosbeaks and nuthatches; and black-oil sunflower seeds are popular with a large variety of birds.
Pine grosbeaks and many other birds live where it gets really cold.
In the spring, the migrating grosbeaks fill the tree with their flashing beauty and pick the seeds out of the spring-thawed fruit.