Blue Grosbeak


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The blue grosbeak (Passerina caerulea, formerly Guiraca caerulea)[3], is a medium-sized seed-eating bird in the same family as the northern cardinal, “tropical” or New World buntings, and “cardinal-grosbeaks” or New World grosbeaks.

The male blue grosbeak is a beautiful bird, being almost entirely deep blue. The female is mostly brown. Both sexes are distinguished by their large, deep bill and double wing bars. These features, as well as the grosbeak’s relatively larger size, distinguish this species from the indigo bunting. Length can range from 14 to 19 cm (5.5 to 7.5 in) and wingspan is from 26 to 29 cm (10 to 11 in).[2][3] Body mass is typically from 26 to 31.5 g (0.92 to 1.11 oz). source

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  1. Etty swaffar says:

    I just love watching and looking at birds and had no idea of how many we have. I know when I went to Brazil, we walked in the forest and macaws would fly out of trees. It left me breathless.

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