Brightly colored in black, white and rose-pink, the male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak is easy to identify. The females differ greatly in appearance and closely resemble the females of the Black-headed Grosbeak. Even though the males look vastly different, the two closely mirror each other in song and behavior. They will hybridize where their territories overlap along the edges of the Great Plains.
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks eat insects, fruit and seeds, and have a variety of habitats. They like a river view and are often found along waterways and wooded lowlands as well as suburban areas, parks and orchards. They have cultivated a taste for cultivated crops too, so safeguard your peas, oats and wheat.
Suggested Feeder Types: Platform, Hopper, Tube ,
- Black-oil Sunflower
- Striped Sunflower
- Sunflower Hearts
- Tree Nuts