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Bird of the Week: Rose-breasted Grosbeak


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Rose-breasted_Grosbeak_JayneGulbrand.jpgThe Rose-breasted Grosbeak is strikingly beautiful. But it has a gruesome folk name: "cut-throat," owing to the scarlet swatch across its breast. The name "grosbeak" comes from the French term grosbec, meaning "large beak"-an obvious attribute of this bird, Black-headed Grosbeak, and others in their family.

 

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