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This species is one of the largest species in the true finch family. It measures from 20 to 25.5 cm (7.9 to 10.0 in) in length and weighs from 52 to 78 g (1.8 to 2.8 oz), with an average mass of 56.4 g (1.99 oz). Among standard measurements, the wing chord is 10.2 to 11.6 cm (4.0 to 4.6 in), the tail is 7.8 to 9.5 cm (3.1 to 3.7 in), the bill is 1.4 to 1.65 cm (0.55 to 0.65 in) and the tarsus is 1.9 to 2.3 cm (0.75 to 0.91 in). Adults have a long forked black tail, black wings with white wing bars and a large bill. Adult males have a rose-red head, back and rump. Adult females are olive-yellow on the head and rump and grey on the back and underparts. Young birds have a less contrasting plumage overall, appearing shaggy when they moult their colored head plumage.
Its voice is geographically variable, and includes a whistled pui pui pui or chii-vli. The song is a short musical warble.
The breeding habitat of the Pine Grosbeak is coniferous forests. They nest on a horizontal branch or in a fork of a conifer. This bird is a permanent resident through most of its range; in the extreme north or when food sources are scarce, they may migrate further south.
The Pine Grosbeak forages in trees and bushes. It mainly eats seeds, buds, berries and insects. Outside of the nesting season, it often feeds in flocks.
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What alovely and colourfull photo. Nice angle being so low on the ground.
The first time I have seen this species.
Stupenda cattura di questo magnifico esemplare di pino Grosdeak grande nitidezza e ottimi dettagli splendidi colori,meravigliosa la composizione,complimenti.
Ciao Razvan, lovely bird in a beautiful natural ambientation, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Frumoasa captura ta. Culorile penajului sunt foarte bine redate. Vad ca intalnestispecii noi in noua ta locatie. Mult noroc si un weekend placut! (in Timisoara ploua de rupe!)
very nice close up of this bird, good colour and great PoV.
- [2012-10-28 9:00]
Excellent detailed photo of this Pine Grosbeak. Taken from a very good low POV in beautiful natural colours.