April 11, 2012

Spring Bird Song Crash Course Day ten – Rose-breasted grosbeak

What Bill Walton calls the RB Grosbeak “a robin with voice lessons” the Rose-breasted grosbeak sings endlessly from a tree top promontory. With an identical structure to the American robin’s song distinguishing the grosbeak is a matter of sound quality and a lack of the robin’s distinctive “cheap-cheap-chup-chup-chup

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