evening grosbeak

noun

: 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 winter drive is located within the Atlantic Flyway, so keep an eye out for overwintering dark-eyed juncos, evening grosbeaks, and purple finches. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 5 Oct. 2023 At Birch Hill Wildlife Management Area in Winchendon three acadian flycatchers and 28 red crossbills were counted, and five evening grosbeaks were present in Royalston. BostonGlobe.com, 19 Aug. 2023 Worcester County: Four trumpeter swans in the vicinity of Riverdale Street in Northbridge, along with two sandhill cranes in Lancaster, 59 evening grosbeaks in Royalston, three black vultures in Webster, and a canvasback at gate 40 of the Wachusett Reservoir. Isabela Rocha, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Mar. 2023 This evening grosbeak sits perched on a cherry tree, the branches of which spread along the wall facing 149th Street. James F. Lee, Washington Post, 7 July 2022 Other sightings around the Cape included a continuing common gallinule in Mashpee, a glaucous gull in Osterville, 2 Cory’s shearwaters and 2 laughing gulls in Barnstable, 6 red crossbills in Orleans, and an evening grosbeak and a short-eared owl in Eastham. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Dec. 2022 Irruptions also occur periodically with other northern bird species, including the red crossbill, common redpoll, hoary redpoll, evening grosbeak and pine siskin. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 22 Nov. 2022 Two glossy ibises in Eastham and another at Santuit Pond in Mashpee, two yellow-bellied flycatchersCQ in Truro, a Lincoln sparrow in Brewster, and an evening grosbeak in South Yarmouth. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Sep. 2022 Looking similar to a large, stocky goldfinch with formidable bill, the showy evening grosbeak is a special-concern species in Wisconsin. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of evening grosbeak was in 1828

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“Evening grosbeak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evening%20grosbeak. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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