Blue Grosbeak Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    The Blue Grosbeak is a stocky songbird with a very large, triangular bill that seems to cover the entire front of its face, from throat to forehead.

    Relative Size

    Larger than an Indigo Bunting; slightly smaller than a Brown-headed Cowbird.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.9-6.3 in (15-16 cm)
      • Weight: 0.9-1.1 oz (26-31 g)
      • Wingspan: 11.0 in (28 cm)