Evening Grosbeak

Male evening grosbeak perched on a branch
Male evening grosbeak. Image by Alain Audet from Pixabay
female evening grossbeak perched on feeder
Female evening grosbeak. Image by Veronika Andrews from Pixabay
AppearanceThe evening grosbeak is a medium-sized bird about 8″ long. They have an olive-yellow head with a yellow streek 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.
DietSeeds, insects, fruit.
Feeder FoodBlack-oil sunflower seeds and hulled sunflower seeds
HabitatForested areas
NestingCup-shaped nest. They have 1 brood/season with 3-4 blue eggs with brown spots in each brood. Incubation is 12-14 days.

Range Map

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