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Recent Sighting:

Gregory S. Billingham saw a Blue Grosbeak at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, MA Life bird! 2 seen at Plum today, one at Hellcat along the Marsh Loop, and the 2nd one seen at the Wardens around the bushes/trees in back!

Species Information

Blue Grosbeak

Passerina caerulea

The male Blue Grosbeak is one of two North American birds that are overall blue and have conical beaks. It is frequently confused with the Indigo Bunting, which also favors the same brushy overgrown pastures and wood edges. It is separated by its larger size, bulkier bill, rusty brown wing bars and deeper, almost violet, blue color. The females of these two species a... Continue Reading

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