an American grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus, the male of which, in nuptial plumage, has a rose-pink triangular breast patch.
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How to use rose-breasted grosbeak in a sentence
Their habits are very similar to those of the rose-breasted grosbeak.Bird Guide: Land Birds East of the Rockies | Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed
Call and song like those of the rose-breasted grosbeak, but the latter more fluent.Color Key to North American Birds | Frank M. Chapman
The rose-breasted grosbeak invariably nested in a clump of dense wild Crab-apple trees, partly overgrown with grape vines.
The rose-breasted grosbeak comes and shows his brilliant front.Under the Maples | John Burroughs
On a tall tree one of the girls espied a rose-breasted grosbeak, rare in this part of Bucks County.