Rose-breasted Grosbeak Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are stocky, medium-sized songbirds with very large triangular bills. They are broad-chested, with a short neck and a medium-length, squared tail.

    Relative Size

    Smaller than an American Robin; larger than a House Finch.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 7.1-8.3 in (18-21 cm)
      • Weight: 1.4-1.7 oz (39-49 g)
      • Wingspan: 11.4-13.0 in (29-33 cm)