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  1. evening grosbeak, Hesperiphona vespertinanoun

    North American grosbeak


  1. Evening grosbeak

    The evening grosbeak (Hesperiphona vespertina) is a passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae found in North America.


  1. evening grosbeak

    An evening grosbeak is a species of bird, also known as Coccothraustes vespertinus, typically found in North America. It is part of the finch family and is characterized by its large size, robust body, strong beak, bright yellow and black plumage in males, and olive and grey color in females. The bird is named for its habit of feeding in the late afternoon or early evening. They are known for their distinctive call, which sounds like a chirp or whistle.


  1. Evening Grosbeak

    The Evening Grosbeak is a large finch. In the past, it was treated in a genus of its own as Hesperiphona vespertina, but is now usually placed in the same genus as the Hawfinch of Eurasia. The breeding habitat is coniferous and mixed forest across Canada and the western mountainous areas of the United States and Mexico. It is an extremely rare vagrant to the British Isles, with just two records so far. The nest is built on a horizontal branch or in a fork of a tree. The migration of this bird is variable; in some winters, it may wander as far south as the southern U.S. The Evening Grosbeak is similar in appearance to the Eurasian Hawfinch, both being bulky, heavily built finches with large bills and short tails. The Evening Grosbeak ranges in length from 16 to 22 cm in length and spans 30 to 36 cm across the wings. In a large sampling of grosbeaks in Pennsylvania during winter, males weighed from 38.7 to 86.1 g, with an average of 60 g, while females weighed from 43.2 to 73.5 g, with an average of 58.7 g. Among standard measurements, the wing chord is 10.45 to 11.6 cm, the tail is 6 to 6.95 cm, the bill is 1.6 to 2 cm and the tarsus is 1.95 to 2.2 cm. The adult has a short black tail, black wings and a large pale bill. The adult male has a bright yellow forehead and body; its head is brown and there is a large white patch in the wing. The adult female is mainly olive-brown, greyer on the underparts and with white patches in the wings.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evening grosbeak in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evening grosbeak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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