Evening Grosbeak Drawing by Lucia Harrison

Scientific Name:  Coccothraustes vespertinus

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Photo by Andrew Cannizzaro
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Evening Grosbeaks live in deciduous and coniferous forests and can be found in urban and suburban areas.  In summer they eat invertebrates like larvae, caterpillars, and aphids.  They also eat seeds from many plants such as the Vine Maple samara seeds.

For more information, photos, videos and sound recordings of Evening Grosbeaks, visit Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s All About Birds Website  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Evening_Grosbeak.

Also look at the Audubon’s Society’s on-line field guide that includes information about the impact of climate change on Evening Grosbeaks.https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/evening-grosbeak