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Evening grosbeak (female)
Coccothraustes vespertinus

Evening grosbeak (female)
Evening grosbeak (female)

Size: 8 inches
Overall Color: grayish tan and black
Occurrence: mixed and coniferous woods
Diet: tree seeds, fruit, buds, nuts, insects, tree sap
Nest: cup at end branch 20-100 ft up
Field Identification: brownish gray overall, black and white wings, thick olive gray bill
Season: year-round

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: passeriformes
Family: 84 Fringillidae (finches,crossbills,grosbeaks,siskins,goldfinches)
Genus: Coccothraustes
Species: vespertinus

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