evening grosbeak


evening grosbeak

noun

Definition of EVENING GROSBEAK

:  a North American grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) having conspicuous white wing patches with the male being chiefly yellowish with some black

First Known Use of EVENING GROSBEAK

1828

evening grosbeak

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

North American grosbeak (Hesperiphona vespertina) that is brown, yellow, black, and white. Like all other grosbeaks, it has a large conical bill. It eats seeds and tends to form loose flocks in flight.

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