Evening Grosbeak in Winter

evening grosbeak perched on a branch in snowy winter
Evening grosbeak (male). Photo by Jeremy Hynes on Unsplash

Appearance: The evening grosbeak is a medium-sized bird about 8″ long. They have an olive-yellow head with a yellow streak above each eye extending across and above the bill. The wings and tail are black and white. The belly and rump are bright yellows. their beak is large, stocky, and yellow-blue/green. The female has softer colors than the male and has a gray head and throat instead.

Winter diet: They’ll forage for seeds on the ground or in seed-bearing trees.

Winter feeder food: Black-oil sunflower seeds and hulled sunflower seeds

Winter habitat: Many evening grosbeaks spend winter in their year-round range in parts of Canada and the US’s Pacific northwest while many others will head south for the winter into the remaining US states-except Florida. They prefer forested areas

Range Map

evening grosbeak range map
Evening grosbeak range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.