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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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wonderful scene and great capture of pretty Pine Grosbeak with reddish plumage.
congratulations, Razvan. thanks for sharing. all the best.
Splendida immagine di questo simpatico uccellino,eccellente la nitidezza e splendidi colori,ottima la gestione della luce molto bella complimenti.
- [2012-10-31 14:00]
Fantastic sharp detailed photo of this Pine Grosbeak in splendid natural colours. Taken from the best low POV in a great composition. Excellent DOF.
- [2012-10-31 23:24]
O fotografie cu o specie de invidiat! Im-i pare bine, ca aveti timp si pofta de natura, pasari!
- [2012-11-01 7:25]
Nice capture I like that low point of view,once again sharp image with good plumage details.Colours are also very good.
A great capture with beautiful colors, details & pose. Well composed & presented. TFS & best wishes!