Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Pheucticus ludovicianus
Location: Feeders, red oak (nest? - saw juvinile there too)
The heavy bill of the grosbeak is used to glean food from trees. Diet consists of insects, seeds, and some fruits. Their insect diet consists of beetles, locusts, cankerworms, tent caterpillars, tussock moths, gypsy moths and other insect pests, thus making them an economically beneficial species.
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Genus: Pheucticus (grosbeak)
Family: Cardinalidae (cardinal, grosbeaks, and relatives)
Order: Passeriformes (perching birds)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Phylum/Division: Chordata (Spinal chorded)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)