Grosbeak Tag a long2?

by Andre
(Idaho)

Sorry, meant to add this photo to my last post. You can see the white bird (?) compared to the Evening Grosbeak on the feeder. They arrived together in a large flock but cannot identify the "white bird"

Comments for Grosbeak Tag a long2?

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 01, 2016
Evening Grosbeak NEW
by: Andre

I contacted a local Audobon club here in ID and they felt that this white bird was indeed a "leucistic" Evening Grosbeak which means void/lack of color. Not albino which would have the pink eyes. Interesting

Jan 02, 2016
grosbeak tag a long2?
by: Brook

This is a female evening grosbeak but as to why her wings are not black is a good question. Birds do differ in color and at different times of year. Some birds are also like an albino person, without pigment. Here are some sites you can visit for further info:

Type into your URL search bar: information on female Evening grosbeak, and then open the below

AllAboutBirds.org

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com

WhatBird

here is a picture of a female Evening Grosbeak
http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/passeriformes/fringillides/grosbec%20errant/grosbec-errant-femelle1.jpg

You can also call your local Audubon Society, possibly the tag may tell something as to why the wings are a different color, or maybe possibly even a different breed.

Enjoy your local birds this next year!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Birdwatchers victoria

    Jun 16, 18 08:17 PM

    Fan tailed medium sized Orange breast black fan tail Size feathers have white speckles. Babies are brown variegated and same size. Ground feeders

    Read More

  2. Carol

    Jun 06, 18 05:34 PM

    A baby bird, appeared on my windows ledge beneath a large cherry blossom tree. I thought he was dead, but after tapping him a few times with a branch,

    Read More

  3. Les

    Jun 03, 18 03:59 PM

    I live in NW I Indiana. A pair of these birds has lived near my pond for a few years. They are dark colored with orange feet. They make loud squawks

    Read More