Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Physical Traits

This beautiful bird is a summer resident only. Its scarlet breast is magnificent. The female is brown and white with a distinct white eyebrow.


If you are fortunate to see this bird, you'll most likely find it in open woodlands and brushy clearings. It will occasionally visit a feeder for sunflower seed. Its nest is a loose cup of plant fibers and twigs in a tree.

Recommended Feeders

Feeder Tips

Grosbeaks prefer feeding on tray feeders. We recommend one that is covered to provide protection to the birds. Ground feeding can be risky for the bird, so place the feeder in an open area where they can easily detect danger. Provide cover with shrubs and trees for the birds to fly to safely.

States and Regions Found

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are primarily east of the Rockies, in southern Canada and through Central America.