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

Examples of evening grosbeak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This has led to population booms in evening grosbeak, purple finch, and to a lesser extent, pine siskin and other finches, the authors said. Star Tribune, "This winter looks to be a banner year for irruptive boreal birds," 22 Dec. 2020 Being seen are representatives from eight finch species: pine siskin, common redpoll, hoary redpoll, purple finch, pine grosbeak, evening grosbeak, red crossbill, and white-winged crossbill, plus red-breasted nuthatch. Star Tribune, "This winter looks to be a banner year for irruptive boreal birds," 22 Dec. 2020 Two red crossbills were seen in Leominster, and an evening grosbeak was seen in Royalston. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings across the region," 13 July 2019 It was first observed in house finches in 1994, and the disease has spread to American goldfinches, evening grosbeaks and purple finches. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "Contagious house finch eye disease reported in Walnut Creek area," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of evening grosbeak

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Evening grosbeak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evening%20grosbeak. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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