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Pine Grosbeak Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
 
General Information
- Large, conical bill
- Long, forked tail
- Distinctive call note often given in flight
- Frequently gathers in flocks

Male
- Pinkish-red head, breast, back and rump
- Streaked back
- White undertail coverts
- Black wings and tail
- White wing bars and tertial edges

Female
- Yellowish-olive head and rump
- Gray underparts and back
- Black wings and tail
- White wing bars and tertial edges

Similar species
The Pine Grosbeak is separable from similar species (finches, crossbills) by its larger size, longer tail and distinctive call notes.
 
 
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