Female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are striking birds without pops of color. Instead, they’re streaked brown and white with a bold face pattern and enormous bill.
There’s no arguing this bird’s lineage back to the dinosaurs with that gigantic bill.
Female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks lack the brilliant coloring of the males but are a sight to see when they emerge from the treetops.
Attracting Rose-breasted Grosbeaks to Your Yard
A pair of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks will defend a large territory of up to two acres of wooded or thick brushy areas.
The pair allows other grosbeaks to feed on their territory as long as they do not sing. However, the grosbeaks are quickly chased off by an angry male if they do sing.
Use Black Oil Sunflower or Safflower seeds to attract the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks to your backyard this summer.