Documentation of Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Observer Information

Reporter:  Mary O'Connor    Centennial, CO  80122
Other Observers:  none

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Rose-breasted Grosbeak
First Date/Time:  5/30/2014 6:40:00 PM
Last Date/Time:  6/1/2014 8:30:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  25 minutes
County:  Arapahoe
Specific Location:  Location Not Listed
Number:  1
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Breeding


In a plains cottonwood on riparian Big Dry Creek

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  Celestron Granite bins
Distance:  15 yards
Light:  daylight 6:40PM

Description of the Bird

Large headed and big conicle-billed,silvery bill, black hood and back, crimson bib, white tummy, white spots on primaries. Singing much like a black headed grosbeak, but less fluted.

Similar Species Discussion

Nothing else in Colorado looks like an adult male rose-breasted grosbeak.

Resources Used

I have seen this bird in Minnesota many times Sibleys and Stokes.

Previous Experience

I am quite familiar with both genders of black-headed and blue grosbeaks in Colorado and their songs.



Materials Available

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Date Documentation Submitted

6/1/2014 8:38:00 PM

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