Utah Bird Profile
  Evening Grosbeak - Coccothraustes vespertinus

Name Roots: (Gr. Kokkos, "kernal"; thrauo, "shatter" - L. vespertina, "evening" [pun for western])

In Utah:  
by Paul Higgins

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a conifer or in a deciduous tree at a height of 20-100 feet, in a cup nest. This species is a rare cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an omnivore: upper-canopy forager. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a granivore: ground and upper-canopy gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in mixed conifer and sub-alpine conifer habitats.
How to find:  

Population trend  |  USGS Profile  (Geo. Sur.)   |  US Winter Range Map  |  US Summer Range Map  |

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