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Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Santaquin

(Sight Record from Laurie Kauer --  18 May 2016) :

Common_Name: Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Scientific_Name: Pheucticus ludovicianus
Date_Obsered: 5/18
Time_Observed: 8:00 am
Length_of_Time_Observed: 1 hour
Number_of_Birds: 1
Age_of_Bird: Immature
Sex_of_Bird: male
Location: Santaquin
County: Utah
Latilong: 39.969 N, -111.793 W
Elevation: 5000 ft.
Distance_to_Bird: 10 ft.
Opticall_Equipment: Nikon Coolpix, zoom
Weather: Clear skies
Light_Conditions: Sunny

Size_of_Bird: 8 "
Basic_Shape: Grosbeak
Overall_Pattern: Rose-red, black & white
Bill_Type: triangular
Bird_Description: Rose-red breast, white underparts, black head, white wing bars & rump
Behavior: Ate sunflower seeds at my mother's feeder.
Habitat: Suburban, dry, mountainous
Similar_Species_Elimination: Several Black-headed Grosbeaks were nearby, and (my husband says), an Evening Grosbeak.

Experience_with_Species: Have only observed Black-headed Grosbeaks at my feeder in the Spring.
References: National Geographic Field Guide
Description_From: From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Lauire Kauer
Observer_Address: 905 E 230 N, Santaquin, UT
Other_Observers: John Kauer, Cheryl Greene
Date_Prepared: 6/1/2016
Additional_Comments: The Bird was actually seen at my Mother-in-law's feeder (1112 Valley View, Santaquin, UT) from about May 18-25. Apologies we couldn't get this information to you sooner.

Photos by Laurie Kauer

Photos by Laurie Kauer   ©Laurie Kauer

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