A photograph of a printed photograph of a Rose-breasted Grosbeak placed in a Forsythia bush with lots of yellow flowers.
“Rose-breasted Grosbeak” in a Forsythia bush

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

  • Scientific: Pheucticus ludovicianus
  • Spanish: Picogrueso Pechirrosado
  • French: Cardinal à poitrine rose
  • Family: Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Buntings
  • Bird Code: RBGR

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Prefer moist, deciduous forests and semi-open habitats but can be found in orchards, suburban gardens and parks, as well as in shrubby forest edges near ponds, marshes, and streams.


Northeastern United States into central and southeastern Canada.

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Female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks take primary responsibility for the incubation of young, but males do relieve their mates for several hours a day. The pair sings softly to each other when they trade duties.